A lobby group that seeks to put coax the government of Kenya through the National Assembly to legalise marijuana owing to “its healthy supplements and environmental conservation” benefits to Kenyans has been created.
According to Kenya news, The Africa Cannabis Association with a membership of 300 youths from Meru, Nyeri and Nairobi, aims to agitate for the legalisation of marijuana, protection of farmers from exploitation by buyers upon legalisation and campaign to have Kenyans change their attitude on bhang.
According to the chairperson of the association, Nyaruai Muriithi, the cannabis industry will be worth 146 billion dollars by 2025 and owing to its huge economic power it will propel Africa to a more developed continent.
“The versatility of the plant also allows it to be used as a nutritional food supplement due its many active elements and minerals and it is also used in the cosmetic industry and for textile and paper manufacturing thus conserving the environment,” she said.
Last year, a biochemist wrote to the National Assembly seeking the licensing of at least 150,000 farmers to grow bhang. In this letter dated September 18, 2017, the scientist wanted the lawmakers to allow each farmer to plant only one acre of bhang.
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