Nigerian singer Burna Boy has stated that he thinks Weed (also called marijuana, skunk or Igbo) should be legalised in Nigeria as he believe most people smoke it.
During a conversation about it in an interview with Home Grown Radio in Los Angeles, Burna Boy said he believes that hypocrisy is the reason it has not been legalised in Nigeria although it hasn’t stopped its widespread use.
The Grammy award-winning singer also said that misconception around the drug is another reason why it has not been legalised.
“It’s not a zero tolerance. It’s like everybody does it, but no one wants to be the one that is seen with it. It’s just kind of hypocritical out there. Everybody smokes weed,”
It’s like some dumb shit, bro. You know those old shit when they talk about it frying your brains. They try to make it seem like if you smoke it, you will go mad.
Right now, everybody is relaxed, everybody does it, and everybody knows that. It’s just a topic no one wants to talk about.
No one wants to talk about it; everybody is cool. Nobody wants to make it a thing.” Burna Boy said.
Burna Boy, in the interview, disclosed that he likes coming to Los Angeles because weed is free in the state and that the best one he has had was in the city.
Asked if people get arrested for possession of marijuana in Nigeria, the 30-year-old singer says it depends on who you are.
“If you can please the person that is stopping you at a time,” he stated.