The United Nations (UN) has approved Marijuana use for medical purposes and has called on Nigeria to legalise its use for same purpose.
Vanguard reports that the Project Officer of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Nigeria, Harsheth Kaur Virk, made this known in a one-day public hearing held by the Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Health on the need to curb the pharmaceutical drug abuse among the Nigerian youth.
She insisted that Cannabis is a miracle drug when allowed for medical purposes.
“Nigeria as a sovereign Nation has its stringent laws against it but international conventions of the UN have approved it for medical purposes based on outcome of researches conducted to that effect by globally recognized institutes.”
She urged that it be legalised only for medical purposes, and not recreational and also advised that people addicted to drugs be treated as sick and rehabilitated and not convicted.
“The Drugs and Crime office of the UN sees addictive drugs users as people who are sick, in need of treatment, care and rehabilitation.” She said