Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has cleared the air concerning plans to legalize marijuana in the state. Last week, the governor was spotted in Thailand with the NDLEA boss where they went to learn how to cultivate medical marijuana.
we recall that Akeredolu had urged the Federal Government to beam focus into the medicinal cannabis industry as parts of measures to diversify the country’s economy.
Akeredolu said Ondo State, which is known for its fertile land for the cultivation of cannabis will make judicious use of the Thailand’s program, which he said is centred around exploiting the possibility of medicinal cannabis.
The governor has since then received knocks and kudos over the situation.
Shehu Sani pleaded with Akeredolu to invest the state’s resources in something more meaningful than the proposed Indian hemp farm.
while the likes of Sowore and Seun Kuti celebrated the idea.
However, Akeredolu has warned that cannabis cultivation is yet to be legalised as opposed to reports making the rounds.
Speaking through the Commissioner for Information, Yemi Olowolabi, the governor said the state government was in the process of making it legal.
He said the collaboration with the NDLEA was an indication of Federal Government’s consent to the cultivation of the crop in the state.