Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu and Muhammad Abdallah, the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) are currently in Thailand to learn more about Cannabis extract development.
The program started on Monday and focuses on modalities for planting, licencing and extracting cannabis oil from Ondo state.
Akeredolu who is currently at the programme said he appreciated the Thai Government and said Ondo state is known as the largest in planting state of cannabis.
He said “we are here to study how cannabis can be of more advantage to the state and Nigeria at large just the way Thai Government has done. Cannabis is used for medical purposes; how can it be cultivated for specific purposes and not be abused?”
Abdullah said, the current trend in the world is to look into advantage of cannabis in the making of food and drugs. They also visited the faculty of pharmaceutical Sciences , Naresuan University, Phitsanulok where the Management made presentations on how to control cannabis, licensing, Pharmaceuticals benefits of Cannabis etc.