A U.S based business representative of My Daily Choice, Mrs. Doris Osuagwu, stressed the need for medicinal cannabis for Nigerians.
Osuagwu said this in Lagos during the unveiling of a health supplement made from cannabidiol.
“While medicinal cannabis has not been legalized in Nigeria, scientists around the world have been investigating the health benefits of cannabis over the years and have found that there are some components within the plant that are very helpful in the treatment of major health problems and illnesses.
“As a plant, Cannabis has generated so much controversy among doctors, scientists, researchers and consumers across the world. The perception is almost the same everywhere, that it harms the users and therefore, dangerous to health.
“Cannabidiol has been discovered to have little or no intoxicating constituents, unlike the tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the component within the plants that makes people feel high after consumption,” she said.
Osuagwu also said the decision to come to Nigeria was borne out of a genuine desire to contribute to the well-being of the average Nigerian.
“There are some ailments that have to do with old age. Some of those ailments can be managed properly to ensure that these people enjoy their old age. The foundation will be working in partnership with the Lagos State Government to ensure that the aged are admitted to the home,” she said.
Also, a member of the Board of Governor for the foundation, Ven. Folarin Shobo said Nigeria lacked the necessary provisions that will enable older citizens to spend the rest of their lives in comfort. He urged the Federal Government to create and implement policies that would make this possible.
“Of course, the elderly are expected to enjoy some public advantages that will make their lives bearable, particularly in terms of transportation and health care,” said Shobo.