Three reasons why Raila Jnr want weed to be legalized

Bill on marijuana is before parliament

Raila Odinga Junior says weed can be used to treat HIV patients

According to him, after medical research that have been conducted, among other reasons weed can be used to; ease chronic pain of cancer victims, treat HIV patients and is also an appetizer.

“I have always been liberal in my views. I posted on social media, with a great feeling that there’s need to legalize medical marijuana, as it is something that can help Kenya, especially sick people who will need marijuana their treatment,” he said

“From that Bill, marijuana can be prescribed just like any other medication. It should not be something you get on the streets, but something a medical doctor will have to prescribe for anyone who qualifies to use, administer and monitor just like any other drugs,” he explains.

Marijuana Bill before Parliament

In the first point, Okoth is pushing for decriminalization of handling of the drug and amnesty for those who may have been prosecuted for using or growing the plant. Secondly, is proper regulation of the marijuana farming sector.

The bill urgies the government to set up institutions of research to aid in medical use of the product and lastly, the product will present the government with a tax haven coming handy with employment opportunities.

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