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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

NIGERIA

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About Governor Rotimi Akeredolu

The head of Nigeria’s Ondo State knows about cannabis. It’s a hotbed of illegal cultivation and consumes more cannabis per adult than almost any other place in the world. For years he’s been campaigning to get the Federal Government to recognize its economic and health benefits and to legalize cultivation, declaring: “We know how to grow it and it thrives well in the Sunshine State. How to grow cannabis is never a problem in Ondo State.” Now the Governor’s done with talking and is sponsoring a supreme court bid to force Nigeria to legalize medicinal cannabis for cultivation and for a local CBD market to be developed. If he gets his way, it will open up Africa’s largest cannabis market with an estimated value of over US$3 billion a year – watch the corporate stampede to Abuja when that happens!