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I Smoked Cannabis Thinking It Was Herb to Woo Girls

By Basoodler, Jan 10, 2013 | Updated: Jan 10, 2013 | | |
  1. Basoodler
    -- A LUSAKA teenager facing a charge of drug trafficking shocked a magistrates' court when he said he had been smoking cannabis thinking it was a love herb used to woo girls.

    The Grade Eight boy, who is 14-years-old, is facing two counts of being in possession of psychotropic substances and trafficking contrary to section six of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

    When the matter came up for plea before magistrate Boniface Mwiinga, the teenager pleaded guilty to both counts.

    The boy explained that he thought it was a herb used to attract girls, much to the surprise of the court.
    "I was smoking it. I thought it was a herb for attracting girls around me but to my surprise after smoking, I got so disturbed," he said.

    The boy told the court that an old woman in the neighbourhood gave him the cannabis and that he did not know that it was in fact a drug.

    He said he had requested the woman for a herb which would assist him attract girls as he was shy to approach them.

    "I am requesting that you release me since I have told you the truth. I want to go and check if I have passed to Grade Eight, did I commit any crime by smoking herbs to woo girls around me," he pleaded.

    Mr Mwiinga has since adjourned the matter to January 9, this year for reading of facts and sentencing, while the boy was remanded in custody.



    Copyright The Times of Zambia. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com).
    by Delphine Zulu

    Jan 07, 2013 (The Times of Zambia/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX)

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Comments

  1. Basoodler
    I am actually surprised that they did not go after the lady he suggested gave him the weed to woo girls. Some of those countries are weird about that stuff. I posted a article from Rwanda a couple weeks ago.. here is an interesting quote (its the only part of the article that is interesting lol)


    Read more: http://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=202527&highlight=rwanda#ixzz2HagmJycN

    Its amazing that "boys Club" mentality is alive and strong in some places. ^ those statistics sound like an excuse to punish women who piss them off.. Just like in this case .. he blames a female ..
  2. Michele Lavigne
    That is really strange! An if this is true, it is really sad to know the lack of awareness that persists in so many countries. When such cases come out, the government should look into the system and see where they are going wrong, and what can be done to avoid this.
  3. Basoodler
    A lot of those up and comer nations in Africa are not real organized law wise.. Or government for that matter.

    For instance somebody shoots your husband in Rwanda and has been detained. The police will only hold the suspect if somebody provides food.. Well I doubt his family or friends want him in jail..

    So its up to the VICTIM to feed the prisoner.. For up to a year or the person will be released.

    Its a really interesting part of the world to read about

    In this case I am sure the suspect was trying to put blame on a female.. In places like that the judicial system is kinda set up like the Salem witch trials. If your old lady cheats .. Have someone blame her for drugs. Or plant them and she is gone..

    That's why I post some of this African news
  4. derpahderp
  5. trdofbeingtrd
    Interesting that "woo" happens to be in this article. It seems that if this teen was telling the truth, then it's only because of make believe notions and magical beings/items that something in 2013 could be imagined.

    If science was to be the only thing trusted in, then education would give knowledge and we wouldn't have 14 year olds honestly thinking that weed is going to make anyone be any way for him/her. Woo is exactly what is to blame here, the sooner we as a species gets our heads out of the imaginary realms and only trust in what we can prove, the sooner people can stop it with "God told me to kill my children" or "the devil made me do it" excuses.

    Or he is just lying.
  6. derpahderp
    Shamans, medicine men/women are respected individuals in certain portions of our world. I'd imagine the boy was just following an elders point of view to the letter(perhaps a bit naïve).. And you're right on the last point trdofbein.. I'd be prone to that conclusion had it been in the UK or even North America. *Shrugs, who knows though.
  7. Potter
    Trd: In this context, "woo" is referring to courting, or expressing a desire for a relationship, not pseudo-science. Like giving a girl a bunch of long stem roses, except, at least in my case, a pocket full of reefer is a whole lot more effective then roses.

    Also you're talking about a part of the word where albinos and hunchbacks are hunted for their parts, are you at all surprised that they have other superstitions?

    This is of course, assuming this this is a real article. I'm not THAT on top of african news server reliability, but this case sounds like it's missing a whole lot of facts and half truths. It could just be scandal fodder.
  8. Basoodler
    Its from allafrica the news portal.. None of them are too detailed. I got this one from my schools virtual library.. Which doesn't link outside sources.. You get a PDF with the article w/ a cite

    Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2013 COMTEX News Network, Inc. Africa News Service. News Provided by Comtex. http://www.comtexnews.com Source Citation "'I Smoked Cannabis Thinking It Was Herb to Woo Girls'." Africa News Service 7 Jan. 2013. G ale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 10 Jan. 2013. Document URL http://ic.galegroup.com.proxy.itt-tech.edu/ic/ovic/NewsDetailsPage/NewsDetailsWi ndow?failOverType=&query=&prodId=OVIC&windowstate=normal&content
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