David Ndii: I Smoked A lot of Marijuana in My Youth…Legalize It

August 3, 2018

Controversial ‘public intellectual’ David Ndii has called for the legalization of Marijuana in Kenya, revealing that he smoked a lot in his youth.

The NASA Chief Strategist was commenting on Twitter after the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) intercepted 17 kilograms of marijuana with a street value of Sh680,000 at the Suam border.

Customs officers arrested a suspect on Thursday as he ferried the consignment on a motorcycle. Preliminary investigations indicated that the marijuana was from Uganda and was destined for Nakuru.

Taking to his popular Twitter handle, David Ndii simply tweeted: “Legalize Marijuana”, sparking a debate with some of his over 330K followers.

When asked why it is illegal by one user, the economist tweeted: “Why is marijuana (non-additive medicinal) illegal and cigarettes (addictive carcinogen) legal. because ordinary people can roll their own joints, but cigarettes are made by big capitalists, that’s why.”

And when he was challenged about the “populist view that Marijuana is non-addictive”, Ndii was candid about his addiction to cigarettes and the use of Cannabis during his youth.

“I was addicted to cigarettes, struggled a lot to quit. I smoked a lot of pot in my youth, never had cravings or withdrawal symptoms. You’d have to smoke a hell of a lot of pot to get addicted, if at all,” wrote Ndii.

In fact, David Ndii would be comfortable with his child smoking marijuana.

The outspoken economist also debunked the ignorant assertion that marijuana makes people run mad.

He said: “Have you seen mentally ill people who don’t smoke marijuana, and has it crossed your mind that they “ran mad” because they are mentally ill, not because they smoke marijuana?”

Below are some more tweets from the debate.

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