Kenya will not approve recreational use of marijuana – NACADA

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Kenya will not approve recreational use of marijuana during April’s United Nations Special Session on Drugs, this is according to NACADA Chief Executive Officer William Okedi.

Okedi says although some states in the US, have approved the use of marijuana for medical reasons, research still indicates that it has negative impact on those who consume it.

He further said that a clamour for legitimising use of cannabis for medication and recreation, has in the last few years gained ground, especially in developed countries.

The NACADA CEO has noted that the State of Colorado that legalised recreational use of marijuana in 2012, has seen a 32 percent increase in marijuana-related traffic fatalities, an increase in emergency-room visits and hospitalisations, as well as a greater cannabis usage by youth, aged 12 to 17 years.

Okedi made the announcement during the ongoing 4th National Conference on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, during which stringent measures are set to be adopted to help NACADA fight the menace.

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