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Drug Expert Throws Weight Behind Medicinal Use Of Cannabis

A drugs Expert and immediate past National Chairman of the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN), Samuel Adekola has expressed support for an advocacy by the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, for medicinal use of cannabis.

The Expert insisted the governor’s call was lawful and urged shareholders to have a rethink on the urgent need to adopt cannabis for medicinal use.

Mr Adekola who spoke in Akure with our staff Reporter Leke Adegbite, pointed out that various international bodies had also taken a position that was in line with Akeredolu’s advocacy.

The former ACPN National President urged the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA to activate the laws that allow medicinal use of cannabis in the interest of the nation and her people.

Mr Adekola however kicked against recreational use of cannabis and smoking of the product should remain prohibited.

Adenitan Akinola

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