LAGOS STATE, February 28, 2019

Chief Anthony Tosan Prest, in a historic suit (FHC/L/CS/235/19) filed
at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos is seeking enforcement of his
fundamental human rights under relevant sections of the 1999
constitution (as amended) and the African Charter of Human & People’s

The application on behalf of himself and desirous Nigerians seeks rights for

– Cultivating or planting Cannabis Sativa plants for MEDICAL,
industrial and horticultural purposes in a regulated and controlled
environment for commercial use

– Making and /or using products with preparation of extracts of
cannabis for the treatment of medical
ailments, diseased conditions and/or for the purposes of the best
physical and mental health.

As because marijuana is also a lifesaving drug and it can heal our
body from over 1000 different diseases.

Save lives from needless deaths. Knowledge and Science agree that the
first person that will live for 200 years has been born:

When marijuana is legalized, people will get rid of diseases like
cancer and many more. It will also help in improving people’s health.
Marijuana is not a drug it’s a medical drug for patients which will
help to fight / cure against their diseases such as cancer ,
Inflammation and Autoimmunity , Neurodegenerative Diseases, Multiple
Sclerosis Symptoms , CBD Potentially Benefits Schizophrenia , CBD
Reduce Seizures , CBD Reduces Anxiety , CBD Relieves Pain , CBD
Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis , Cannabidiol Relieves Nausea and
Increases Appetite , Cannabidiol Lower Diabetes Risk , Cannabidiol
Protects the Heart , Cannabidiol Reduce Depression , Cannabidiol
Helps with Inflammatory Bowel Disease , Cannabidiol Protects Against
Bacteria , Cannabidiol Protects Against Mad Cow Disease , Cannabidiol
Enhances Bone Growth , CBD Helps Movement Disorders (Dyskinesia) ,
Cannabidiol Help with Insomnia , Cannabidiol Help with Substance Use
Disorders , Cannabidiol Helps with Quitting Smoking , Cannabidiol
Reduce Acne, Cannabidiol Plays a Role in Psoriasis , Anorexia, AIDS,
Chronic pain, Spasticity, Cachexia, epilepsy, Severe nausea, Glaucoma,
Arthritis, Migraines and more than 1000 other diseases .

Create Jobs:

Marijuana Legalization will create jobs on top of the other economic
benefits. It’s claimed that legalizing marijuana will create over a
million jobs that simply never existed.

Less Dangerous Than Alcohol & Tobacco:

Marijuana is said to be less dangerous and less addictive than alcohol
& tobacco. Excessive drinking and smoking are two of the main causes
of preventable death in the U.S. The CDC reports that drinking causes
480,000 deaths in the United Stated and smoking. Some Study shows that
alcohol is a hundred and fourteen times more dangerous than marijuana.


The hemp is actually the cousin of marijuana but it has none of the
psychoactive drug effects that marijuana does but in Nigeria it’s just
as illegal despite this difference. Hemp is actually a crop that has
been grown for 10,000 years and used to make all kinds products
including tough hemp fibre, hemp oil wax, resin rope, cloth paper and
fuel. It could also make a great biofuel and the growing is also good
for the soil


Conservative estimates say that legalizing weed would generate 100
Billion Dollars in Nigeria if it was tacked in like alcohol and

Not Hazardous:

Criminalization in the first place was a lie to begin with the hazards
of marijuana haven’t gotten less and the drug hasn’t gotten safer.
The danger was just never there to begin with it. Claims that about
its perils were exaggerated for almost 50 years by the big
Pharmaceutical Companies because they could not patent the free plant
that anyone can grow to cure themselves and family and came from a
time when people didn’t fully understand why it affected humans in the
way it did. This uncertainty was seized upon in 1971 by president
Nixon who used it to justify his war on drugs.

Medical Marijuana:

Marijuana has medical benefits. Proponents of this argument from the
standpoint of research say marijuana helps with a number of ailments
including epilepsy chronic pain of all kinds and the treatment of
glaucoma, Crohn’s disease and muscle spasms. Historians have found
evidence going back almost 5,000 years that ancient doctors used
cannabis to cure everything from Cancer to insomnia and even help with
poor memory patients.

Medical cannabis, or medical marijuana, is cannabis and cannabinoids
that are prescribed by physicians for their patients. The Cannabis
plant has a history of medicinal use dating back thousands of years in
many cultures. Some medical organizations including the UNITED NATIONS
have requested removal of cannabis from the list of controlled
substances, followed by regulatory and scientific review. Countries
that allow the medical use of whole-plant cannabis include Australia,
Canada, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, the
Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, and Uruguay, amongst others. In
the United States, 52 states and the District of Columbia have
legalized cannabis for medical purposes, beginning with the passage of
California’s Proposition 215 in 1996. [Other derivatives from
industrial hemp include the cake for cattle feed; oil extract from the
seeds used for varnishes, paints, and inks; fibre of the stalk used
for bags, clothing, canvass, rope, paper products, cardboards,
ethanol; etc]

The criminalization of the Cannabis Sativa plant in Nigeria prohibited
the cultivation of any specie of the plant with a low level of THC
(tetrahydrocannabinol) in Nigeria, including the industrial hemp
specie. This and the absence of a legal framework for
authorization/approval in Nigeria to cultivate industrial hemp for
commercial gains, as in other climes, has prevented potential
investors like Chief Prest from participating in the global trade of
industrial hemp which is projected to be worth $980 Billion USD in 10
Years. The sum of N10 million has been sought as damages occasioned by
failure to exercise his rights to engage in the Medical and
commercialization opportunities due to lack of regulated and
controlled environment by government.

Chief Anthony Prest is a Business man, Social Advocate and Campaigner
for the Rights of the Citizenry of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

For more information, please Contact: Chief Anthony Tosan Prest

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Above is the ORIGINATING MOTION ON NOTICE 2 served on behalf of Chief Anthony Tosan Prest

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Above is the MOTION EXPARTE served on behalf of Chief Anthony Tosan Prest

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