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Quest For Legalisation Of Weed In Kenya

With the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs removing Marijuana from a list of most dangerous drugs in the world, Kenyans have high hopes on the legalization of the drug in the country. Rastafarians have tabled a case before the high court arguing that the law criminalizing the private use of weed to be unconstitutional. They claim that smoking weed 'connects' them to their maker.

The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA), last year warned Kenyans against assumptions that marijuana has been legalized in the country. Despite being illegal in many parts of the world including Kenya, cannabis sativa, popularly known as weed is the most world’s most popular drug and is the highest value therapeutic crop known at the moment.

Despite the wide use of the drug by Kenyans, one can be jailed between 10 to 20 years when convicted with the drug. However, scientists have hailed the drugs medicinal value through research and confirmed its efficiency in fighting chronic pain.

Some African countries that have relaxed laws on marijuana are, Lesotho, South Africa and Zibambwe.

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