Dagoretti South member of parliament John KJ Kiarie has renewed calls for Parliament to craft a law legalizing the industrial and medicinal use of marijuana.
The lawmaker said the country can no longer be blind to its economic benefits.
Kiarie said there was a need to review the country’s agriculture concept to net into the benefits of the non-conventional crops.
Kiarie said that legalizing a crop like marijuana, should not be misconstrued as calling for recreational use.
Kiarie made the call during the debate on the Crops Bill, 2019 at the National Assembly on Thursday.
The bill sponsored by Matuga MP Kassim Tandaza Sawa seeks to include Achiote – known in the Coast as ‘mrangi’ as a cash crop.
The MP joins the growing list of lawmakers seeking the legalization of marijuana for economic benefits.
Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina has also made similar calls.