Economist and political strategist David Ndii has joined several public figures supporting legalization of cannabis in the country.
Taking it to his Twitter account, Ndii disclosed that he smoked bhang while in highschool and it never affected him in any way.
The political strategist said that he smoked bhang and still topped in class.
He said that smoking bhang was made illegal by colonialists and continued even after independence but stated that it is time to decriminalize it.
“Marijuana was criminalized by colonialists. It follows that if we decriminalize it, the crime of smoking bhang will cease to exist. I smoked bhang occasionally in secondary school (age 12-16), still topped my school in O-Level exams,” he tweeted.
A few weeks ago, Sol Generation singer Benson Mutua Muia, alias Bensoul vouched for legalization of marijuana in Kenya.
Speaking during an interview with media personality Jalang’o, the singer argued that legalization of the plant will boost the country’s economy.
On his side, Bensoul said that smoking marijuana helps him focus more on his music and delivering without fail.
“…mimi inanisaidia nafocus, nikiamua ni hii kitu na focus nayo, destruction zote nimepiga kando. I have never been dysfunctional and I work very well
“It’s a conversation government yetu inafaa kutake up na walegalize. Angali mahali kama Canada walilipa deni yao within the second day. It’s a big industry and that’s why some States in USA are already legalizing it,” he said.
Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina has ever insisted legalization of marijuana in Kenya.
Speaking an interview, the MP claimed that majority of sitting MPs smoke marijuana and so it is time to legalize it.
“Let me not kid you. Right now, in parliament, probably 80 per cent of the lawmakers smoke marijuana. There are indeed so many benefits and I think it’s just about the time we become more liberal to look at how is it we can survive. We are only poor because we believe certain things are immoral,” he said.
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