Marijuana (additionally known as weed, skunk or Igbo) is nonetheless unlawful in Nigeria, though it hasn’t stopped its widespread use.
A 2018 report by the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) revealed marijuana to be the most consumed ‘drug’ in Nigeria, being consumed by an estimated 10.8% of the inhabitants.
During a dialog about it in an interview with Home Grown Radio in Los Angeles, Burna Boy stated he believes that hypocrisy is the reason it has not been legalised in Nigeria.
“It’s not a zero tolerance. It’s like everyone does it, however nobody needs to be the one which is seen with it. It’s simply type of hypocritical on the market. Everybody smokes weed,” Burna Boy stated.
The Grammy award-winning singer additionally stated that false impression round the drug is one other reason why it has not been legalised.
“It’s like some dumb shit, bro. You know these previous shit after they discuss it frying your brains. They attempt to make it seem to be when you smoke it, you’ll go mad,” the singer stated.
“Right now, everyone is relaxed, everyone does it, and everyone is aware of that. It’s only a subject nobody needs to speak about.
“No one needs to speak about it; everyone is cool. Nobody needs to make it a factor.”
Asked if individuals get arrested for possession of marijuana in Nigeria, the 30-year-old singer says it is dependent upon who you might be.
“If you possibly can please the individual that is stopping you at a time,” he added.
Burna Boy, in the interview, additionally stated he likes coming to Los Angeles as a result of weed is free in the state and that the finest one he has had was in the metropolis.