Following the announcement that Joe Biden, the president of the United States of America, had pardoned everyone convicted of the federal offense of marijuana possession in his country, netizens reacted with mixed emotions. Watch the video here.
Joe Biden announced a pardon for all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession in the United States on Thursday, October 6th, and urged the governors of the country’s fifty states to grant clemency to people imprisoned under state laws criminalizing marijuana possession.
t is worth noting that in Nigeria, marijuana is an illicit drug frowned upon by the government.
Reacting to the news, some Netizens applauded Joe Biden while others said the country will be filled with gangsters.
@comdianxtreme: Ghen ghen.
@callmedamy: NDLEA left the group chat
@jake_patreek: Nigeria about to copy in 3.2.1
@omahfitness: A Progressive President
@joelilyofficial: Not in Nigeria
@tun_mise_:My country government just dey set up fake drug ambush to entertain the media
@judy: Nigeria smokers applaud him in 123…..
@callmeanilanry_dmw: Make my country legalize am here..,Make we celebrate am for
@oluwafemco_rst: But for 9ja….Omo 08 NDLEA COME AND SEE WHO U DEY COPY
@mzjudith1: don’t smoke but thank you Joe
@tobi_crusher: HOPE PEOPLE WONT ABUSE IT BAY!!!!!!!
@nellyb72: E no fit happen here
@ahhakeemy:Abeg make una change our president
@iamutibeabasi: Even d so called NDLEA police dey smoke weed
@deejayjmasta: Sabi president wey dey rule sabi country
@gemmyss: Joe @ndlea_nigeria dey come for you
@joanodenu: Smoke away your sorrow brother’s
@yung_alhaji22: Some people’s prayers has just been answered
@maskirovka1: don’t smoke but way to go Joe!
@lilmonykush: After we don go jail tire but thank
@iamflexvisual: Life no suppose hard normally
@mrgoodnews011: Reminds me of the man that said “Na God na e create Igbo”…
People actually died in prison for what this generation now see as normal(legal)..
@noela_nwankwo: Nigeria won’t learn this one
@ishola.alayinde: Election strategy
@nnamdinho.st Hood go full this december
@kexx10:Nigerian government left the group
@kevlegendd: Many Nigerians would be freed..especially the Yoruba boys
@klinyoung How it should be, Vale
@number: Dunno why they still jailing ppl on marijuana, that shit is medicinal
@li_am3522:The marijuana industry is expected to double in value by 2025, and many investors are seeking to profit. As states and entire countries decriminalize or legalize cannabis and/or its components, there are growing opportunities for entrepreneurs and existing companies that’s why many people have decided to invest on their stock shares which I’m one of the investor
@pretty_petite_thing_: Why will smoking marijuana be an offence though. I know firsthand someone who is bed-bound and marijuana is part of her prescriptions from her doctor.
@ajamu68 Fela is always right… Marijuana will be legal worldwide in the long run…
@bebema567 Biden signed this draconic art into law, after destroying millions, what compensations do you have for them its not okay for lip service.
@mariamemily_: I think making it legal in Nigeria is that way to control it… that way its no longer a “cool thing” most of the guys my age are dependent and its sad
@bil_09_: Africa na overdo dea worry us… People dea smoke Igbo for Yankee n still go find work.. E reach our turn we dea use am anyhow.
@icehigher_idahosa: Marijuana was initially made illegal in 1937 by a man who testified the drug made white women want to be with black men.
Recall that Nigerian singer, Augustine Miles Kelechi better known as Tekno took to his Instagram story to reveal the side effect he got for staying off marijuana for a day.
According to the singer, he found it difficult to sleep after he stayed off smoking for twenty-four hours He further revealed that he is working on staying off marijuana for thirty days.
The ‘Mufasa’ crooner also said if he can achieve his thirty days challenge, he will decide if he will continue to smoke or not. Read here