Burna Boy, a popular Nigerian musician, has stated that hypocrisy is the reason why marijuana has yet to be legalized in the country.
Marijuana (commonly known as cannabis) is still illegal in Nigeria, but that hasn’t prevented some Nigerians from using it.
Burna Boy said in an interview with Home Grown Radio in Los Angeles that everyone in Nigeria smokes pot but doesn’t want to be seen with it.
Another reason for weed’s non-legalization in Nigeria, according to the Grammy Award-winning artist, is that marijuana is misunderstood.
Legalizing marijuana, he claims, is a taboo subject that no one wants to discuss, despite the fact that many people use it.
Burna responded to a question on marijuana legalization in Nigeria by saying, “It’s not a zero- tolerance. It’s like everybody does it, but no one wants to be the one that is seen talking about it. It’s just kind of hypocritical out there.
“They try to make it seem like if you smoke weed you’ll just go mad in Nigeria. Everybody smokes it,it’s just a topic no one wants to talk about,” Burna Boy said.
“No one wants to talk about it; everybody is cool. Nobody wants to make it a thing to advocate for legalization of weed,” he added.
Burna Boy stated that he enjoys visiting Los Angeles since pot is legal in the state and the city has the best.
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