The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria(PSN), has dissociates itself from the claims of
one of its members, Dr.SamuelAdekola,on the issue of legalising Indian Hemp for
Dr Samuel Adekola was said to have made some unsubstantiated and uncorroborated claims that Nigerian Pharmacists
support legalising Indian Hemp for medical use.
The Pharmacists, say they share the concern of most Nigerians who have expressed worries over this claim,as it is not only premature but assaults Public Health and societal sanity.
The statement observes that
With the nation’s weak drug laws and chaotic drug distribution system,legalizing
Cannabis for medical use now will only increase items classified as substances of abuse.
It expresses support for robust research into Cannabis,devoid of pecuniary interest,given its
harmful effects on the brain especially the young developing ones.
The statement urges the media and the general public to disregard Dr Adekola’s claims as he lacks the authority to speak on behalf of Nigerian pharmacists.