Indian Hemp To Be Legalized In Nigeria Very Soon For Economic Purposes

News reaching is that Nigerian House of Representatives is about to legalize the use of Indian Hemp in the country.

Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu during a press conference mentioned the benefits and opportunities of Cannabis in Akure, Ondo state.

Kalu said that the House of Representatives has concluded an arrangement to organize a two-day stakeholders roundtable on the benefits of the weed.

According to verified market research, the Global Industrial Hemp Market was valued at USD 5 Billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 36 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 34 per cent from 2019 to 2026.

According to the consultancy firm Prohibition Partners, by 2023, the value of Africa’s legal cannabis market could be worth over USD 7.1 billion. For this to happen, a candid discourse must be held by all stakeholders on the modalities for legalization, licensing, and regulation of the industry.”

Once harvested, the crop has a high yield of edible proteins and fibers with more than 50,000 product applications ranging from papermaking, textiles, biodegradable plastics, fuel, construction, healthy food, beverages, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals.

Having said all these, the legalization will be soon in Nigeria.

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