Jubilee Party Vice-Chairman David Murathe has endorsed Roots Party presidential candidate Prof. George Wajackoyah’s proposal to legalize marijuana farming in Kenya.
While urging Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga to adopt marijuana trade reforms, Murathe noted that the plant is benefiting other countries that are growing it for medicinal purposes.
He argued that there is a need to interrogate Wajackoyah’s marijuana reforms seriously, adding that the numbers the Roots Party presidential contender are giving make sense.
“I like what he is saying about weed. I saw a documentary the other day about weed in South Africa but it is not your normal weed, this is medicinal… You are not telling us to grow weed in Galana or Mwea instead of food security, I like it in theory,” Murathe said.
He added: “We are even asking our candidate [Raila] to consider in the next dispensation for medicinal purposes because the numbers Wajackoyah is giving are making sense.”
Wajackoyah has promised to introduce radical reforms including the legalization of marijuana to support its processing for medical use, and the upscaling of snake farming to produce antivenin if elected president.
He argues that marijuana and snake farming can generate sufficient revenues to help offset the national debt which currently stands at Sh8.4 trillion.
“It’s not only Marijuana, we’re introducing snake farming so that we can actually extract snake poison for purposes of medication,” Wajackoya said in a recent interview.