NAFDAC says Nigeria not in support of cannabis legalization for non-medical use
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 10, 2023
The Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, Professor Christianah Adeyeye said Nigeria will not support the trend of legalization of cannabis for non-medical use as the country lacks the financial capacity to fight cultivation, production and illegal use of the substance.
Meanwhile, the agency has launched the 2022 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board, INCB.
Speaking during the launch of the INCB Annual Report, Availability Supplement and Precursor Report for 2022 in Lagos, Adeyeye said the 2018 National Drug Use Survey revealed that the prevalence of any drug was 14.4 4 per cent or 14.3 million people using drugs between the ages of 15 and 64 years.
In recent years, a professor of pharmacy Alex McGregor had called for the legalization of Cannabis in Nigeria.
It could also be recalled that the NDLEA through its Chairman Brigadier General Buba Marwa had also opposed the call to legalize Canabis in Nigerian