The Ondo State Government has reiterated its commitment towards
harnessing the potentials within the world of Cannabis Sativa commonly
known as Indian Hemp.
This was disclosed on Monday by the state’s Commissioner for
Information, Donald Ojogo while featuring on a breakfast programme on
Akeredolu had urged the Federal Government to focus on the medicinal
cannabis industry as part of measures to diversify the country’s
According to the commissioner, Ondo State is still very much interested
in tapping into the Indian Hemp multi-billion dollar industry for
He added that the socioeconomic aspect of the plant which is currently
illegal in the country should be overlooked, stressing that the
medicinal business aspect of it must be given consideration.
Ojogo maintained that other African countries have started mining huge
profits from the export of marijuana which he advised that the country
must not be left out.
Akeredolu who spoke during his trip to Thailand alongside the Chairman
of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Rtd. Col. Muhammad
Mustapha Abdallah for Medicinal Cannabis Extract Development Program had
stated that the multi-billion dollar industry if harnessed, will help
to create thousands of jobs for youths.
However, the governor’s stance on marijuana had generated varying reactions from various quarters.
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