Burna Boy Says That Hypocrisy Is The Reason Marijuana Is Not Legal In Nigeria
Burna Boys claims that everyone in Nigeria smokes marijuana.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Burna Boy, a Nigerian musician, believes that hypocrisy is to blame for the country’s lack of marijuana legalization.
Marijuana (also known as marijuana, skunk, or Igbo) is still banned in Nigeria, but it is nevertheless widely used.
According to a 2018 study by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), marijuana is Nigeria’s most popular ‘drug,’ with 10.8% of the population using it.
Burna Boy stated in an interview with Home Grown Radio in Los Angeles that he feels hypocrisy is the reason why it has not been legalized in Nigeria.
“It’s not a zero tolerance. It’s like everybody does it, but no one wants to be the one that is seen with it. It’s just kind of hypocritical out there. Everybody smokes weed,” Burna Boy said.
Another reason for the drug’s non-legalization, according to the Grammy Award-winning artist, is that it is misunderstood.
“It’s like some dumb shit, bro. You know those old shit when they talk about it frying your brains. They try to make it seem like if you smoke it, you will go mad,” the singer said.
“Right now, everybody is relaxed, everybody does it, and everybody knows that. It’s just a topic no one wants to talk about.
“No one wants to talk about it; everybody is cool. Nobody wants to make it a thing.”
When asked if individuals in Nigeria get arrested for marijuana possession, the 30-year-old musician answers it depends on who you are.
“If you can please the person that is stopping you at a time,” he added
In the interview, Burna Boy also mentioned that he enjoys visiting Los Angeles since cannabis is legal in the state, and that the finest he’s ever had was in the city.
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