The Rastafarians in Kenya yesterday filed a petition seeking legalization of marijuana in the country.
In their argument, they said that the use of the weed is in tandem with the tenates of their religion. If their prayers are granted, Kenya will join a few other countries in the world that have Legalized it.
The use of cannabis for recreational purposes is prohibited in most countries with others especially in the middle East imposing stricter penalities for non-compliance.
However, there are others that have allowed its use for either recreational or medical purposes.
According to Wikipedia, countries that have Legalized recreational use of cannabis sativa include:
Canada, Georgia, south Africa and Uruguay plus 17 states , 2 territories and the district of Columbia in the United States of America and the Australian capital territory in Australia.
In other countries such as Netherlands, the sale of cannabis is tolarated in some licenced coffee shops.
Now we have other countries that have Legalized the use of marijuana for medical uses only.
They include: Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, German, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malta and Netherlands.
Others are New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Dan Marino, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand the United kingdom, Uruguay and Vanuatu.
The debate on legalization of marijuana in Kenya has been on for some sometimes but the authorities aren't keen on yielding.
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