Kenyatta Hill: Cannabis Needs To Be Legalized Worldwide

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In a recent interview, Kenyatta Hill, reggae artist and son of the well-known Joseph Hill of the Jamaican vocal group Culture, calls for marijuana to be legalized all over the world.

Hill discusses the history of cannabis legalization all over the world and insists that the people in Africa and other regions that haven't seen legalization yet, could benefit just the same and they should be free to access it because it is a natural substance.

Researchers are increasingly investigating the potential of cannabis to help heal a myriad of health issues and turning individuals into criminals for accessing this plant is causing unnecessary problems, pain and suffering, and lowering quality of life for many.

Many regions have seen thriving legal or black market cannabis industries for decades now and as Kenyatta Hill points out in this interview, it's proven to be one of the most lucrative industries above many others. It can help to give farmers and other individuals a new path to economic freedom.

Some estimates have suggested that the cannabis market in Africa could reach upwards of $7 billion or more. Thousands of tonnes of marijuana are produced throughout the continent every year even though it is still widely illegal across the region.

In 2018 in South Africa, cannabis was decriminalized by the Constitutional Court, and adults were allowed to engage in personal consumption on their own, in private, or start to cultivate. However, buying and selling the product is still illegal. They gave the government 24 months to come up with regulations surrounding that activity which has left people in a grey area of the activity being legal, but purchasing and selling etc still being restricted, as has been in the case in the United States too.

In 2017, Lesotho became the first country in Africa to give out medical cannabis licenses for production. Their decision to make that move marked a new shift for the region, and it was expected that it might become a model example for the rest of the continent to follow. For many farmers who are living in poverty, cannabis is a life-saving crop that they can start to cultivate and many families have been engaged in this market even though it might be forbidden for them without the right permission.

Other regions, such as Malawi, Ghana, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe, are also considering making changes to their fight against cannabis. Zimbabwe back in 2018 made the move to become the second region to legalize growing only for medicinal research.

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"It America, Canada, England, Jamaica,... Everywhere has it legalized, what's so wrong with Africa? We have the natural sun, we strong soil very fertile soil, so why can't we legalize it here. You legalize it you create jobs,.. so for me marijuana just needs to be legalized." - Kenyatta Hill

So far, there are several countries in Africa that have started exploring the possibility of cannabis legalization and despite their own people still being prohibited from exercising this natural right, many countries in this region are top cannabis producers. Who knows what country might be next to set up their own marijuana market.

Although certain regions might also move forward with legalization that doesn't necessarily mean that police will automatically re-prioritize their policing of the plant, raids can and will still happen, and various individuals will still be restricted from exercising their liberty in a variety of ways even under the "legal" umbrella.

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It's been time to legalize cannabis. It should also be fully legal to grow as many plants as you want.

@doitvoluntarily, If Cannabis have Healing Powers and Effects then definitely this world deserves that particular Knowledge Transfer. Stay blessed.

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I wish cannabis has been legal in Asia too. I can only dream of using it as there is nothing available here. :)
Just because I am born in this part of the world, I am deprived of this nature's awesome offering.
Let's hope that a miracle will happen and it will get legalised.

yes it would be nice if they would stop killing people and arresting ppl for it over there :/

like drying clothes so much and in a row 😍😍😍


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lol! yes 😍 quite the stash

Culture!!:)))

Hopefully after legalizing marijuana in Africa, people will earn growing money for food.

great thinking ! :)

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Do you not think Zimbabwe should be focusing on growing food instead of Cannabis? Call me ignorant, but they are one of the hungriest countries on the planet and have more pertinent legislative and regulatory issues to deal with than cannabis laws.


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Are you that ignorant about cannabis? There are literally thousands of uses for this plant including being used as a high protein food source (hemp seeds) and for livestock. But people should always have the freedom to choose what they want to grow, that is what I support. I don't want to push my agenda and views onto anyone else, so whether I think they should grow veggies or cannabis doesn't matter, I simply want them to have the freedom to choose.

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I get cannabis and am definitely not ignorant about it and have used it before of and on for years. I'm also not ignorant about Zimbabwe. What irks me is this whole wonderplant agenda thing.

In a country facing mass starvation, warlords, rape epidemics, literal slavery and dire poverty I think it's incredibly rude to say they should introduce ganja legislation man. It's idiotic to even consider it and it's why cannabis proponents still look stupid in most people's eyes. The country is literally collapsing and suggesting marijuana is a solution to their problems is insulting. Keep smoking the good stuff.


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@crypticat.. uummm hemp is food:) If Zimbabwe needs food then it would be wise to grow lots of hemp for seed.