Seun Kuti advocates for the legalization of marijuana for its health benefits.
Seun Kuti, son of the Afro Beat Lengend, Fela Kuti, has called for the legalization of marijuana in Nigeria.
According to reports, Sen Kuti is a famous marijuana user and claims that it helps his music career and health. In his discussion with The Nation Newspaper, Seun claimed that;
There are doctors and scientists who believe that marijuana should be legalised. There are also lawyers, judges, and politicians who believe that the war on drugs is a false war. That is actually a war on the poor people all over the world, because poor people and rich people use drugs to be sane. But you will find that here, people are in jail more for drug use.
We as Africans had no reason to ban marijuana. It was done out of the U.S. lobby, forcing our governments to ban the drug. I don’t think that the Nigerian government has ever carried out any independent research on marijuana. One of the biggest markets in the world for marijuana in the world is Israel (which is a more religious country than Nigeria). But they understand the benefits… especially the economic benefits. So much wealth can be generated from it, but that is another issue entirely.
Seun Kuti advised African government to key into the benefits of marijuana and legalize it. Recently the United States disclosed that marijuana kills cancer cells.