Retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has said cannabis cannot be legalized because drugs has been the driver of high law-breaking rate and violent killings, according to research.
Marwa through the agency’s Managing director Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi on Fri in Abuja, said in developing or third world countries, drug is the escalator of strife, pogroms and state of war.
He warned that the population of Nigerians hooked on cannabis lonely was to a greater extent than the population of Portugal, Hellenic Republic or the Republic of Republic of Benin.and Nigerian cannot afford to toy with the grim reality of the danger of legalising cannabis.
He stressed that all the needed infrastructure to monitor and command drugs were still far from existence in location.
“We have seen narco-terrorism in Republic of Colombia and United Mexican States where drug cartels are law unto themselves and are as powerful, whether not to a greater extent powerful, than the province.
“So, there are existent cases, not scenarios, of where and how illicit substances played a role in a society’s rapid descent into chaos and tethering on the brink of a failed province.
“So the pertinent interrogation for us nowadays is: Has drugs played whatever role in the festering insecurity in Nigeria?
“The reply is yes. Of this we have ample evidence.
“Cannabis sativa is the most abused of all illicit drugs, and from the findings of the National drug Survey of 2018, it is fitting a national albatross,” he said.
Marwa farther warned people to halt treating cannabis similar some sweet sweet without whatever side effects, because the repercussions outweighed the vaunted benefits.
He maintained that legalising cannabis tillage for a country such as Nigeria would not do whatever good.
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