Few days after the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha announced the set up of a Task Force to checkmate the sale of Indian hemp and other hard drugs in the State, the Imo State House of Assembly has followed suit as it is set to put in place a law to eradicate the smoking, sale and consumption of marijuana (Igboo) and other hard drugs in Imo State.
According to a statement by Marcel Ekwezuo, Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Rt Hon. Acho Ihim, he said the smoking of Indian hemp or consumption of various hard drugs have serious toxic effects on the brain and body of citizenry especially the youths some of whom run mad, become useless in life and commit other heinous crimes against the state and fellow citizens.
He explained that the law was even more necessary because cannabis and other illicit hard drugs consumption leads to impairment and illness while their chronic and heavy use increases the possibility that these side effects take a significant toll on health of the Imo state citizenry.
According to the statement, the Speaker applauded Governor Rochas Okorocha for setting up a task force committee to combat the menace of Sale, Consumption and use of marijuana and other illicit hard drugs in Imo state and called on Imolites to always give support to the Rescue Mission Administration in the state for the progress and advancement of the state.