Support the UN advice to Nigeria, on Legalizing Cannabis for medical purposes.

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The United Nations on Monday 26th March 2018  urged the Nigerian government to relax laws on consumption of cannabis, saying it(UN) has approved the use of the drug for medical purposes.

The UN is also insisting on decriminalization of drug users in parts of the world, especially sick people who used the drug for treatment, care and rehabilitation.

The global body’s position on the drug was revealed by the Project Officer of the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes in Nigeria, Harsheth Kaur Virk, during her presentation at a one day public hearing on the need to check menace of pharmaceutical drugs abuse among youths in Nigeria.

The public hearing was organised by the Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Health.

Virk said cannabis is a miracle drug allowed for medical purposes by UN but not for recreational purposes.

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