The Legalization Of Marijuana In Nigeria

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INTRODUCTION We all should be allowed the freedom to do whatever we want with our lives. Marijuana should be legalized in Nigeria which could help in the development growth of the country. Marijuana is obtained from the cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine. Countries which have legalized marijuana have seen improvements in so many areas such as revenues, employment and crime rates and also health care systems. Legalizing marijuana will help a country like Nigeria exceedingly. Marijuana use in Nigeria should be legalized for both medicinal and casual. Authorizing the use will help Nigeria’s economy, increase in employment rate and decrease in crime rate, medicinal use will also help the health care system. Disallowing the usage of marijuana also means loss of personal freedom. Others against the Legalization of marijuana will say the drug can be extremely addictive and terrible for mental health. The aim of this essay is to show how Legalizing marijuana in Nigeria can help the country. Loss of personal freedom A country is obliged to respect an individual’s free will. Disallowing the use of marijuana takes away the right of self-determination and our rights of sovereignty over our own bodies thus giving power to the government. Individuals who don’t have control over their own bodies are referred to as slaves. “The government’s interference into the choices of each and every individual is an affront to personal

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