Narok Senator Ledama Olekina has called for the legalization of Marijuana
For many years, Kenyans have been advocating for the legalization of weed so at to enable them to light it up in the streets. Some countries like Canada, Uruguay, The Netherlands, Ecuador and Jamaica have proven to be less strict with the plant by legalizing it.
According to Narok Senator Ledama Olekina who in a visit to a country of North Eastern Europe, Lithuania urged the government to decreminalize the drug. Speaking in a farm full of Marijuana , the Senator asked why it was bad to ban weed as a number of studies involving individuals undergoing cancer treatment have shown that the plant is beneficial for many side effects of cancer and its treatments.
“If this weed is good for us, then lets legalize it, if it’s not good then lets not allow people in the world to plant it …” he said in part of his statement .
Life! I swear all of us are naturally high! Some with Nyasore others busaaa! instead of giving directions or consulting they decide to give a striker the ball while facing the goal post! Sawa twende Kazi! pic.twitter.com/HKD7iSfC33
— Sen. Ledama Olekina (@ledamalekina) September 22, 2020
Using or selling marijuana is illegal in Kenya.According to the law, if the court decides that the offender only had cannabis for their own personal use, they may be given a prison sentence of ten years.
Growing pressure from petitions may also mean that the Kenyan government review their current laws, and cannabis may be decriminalised in the future.In 2018, the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth gave notice of the introduction of the Marijuana Bill in the National Assembly. This bill seeked to decriminalise cannabis and permit its medical use.
The real questions that remain is when Kenya will legalize weed.Hopefully sooner than later now.