In the rain, he stood; helplessly or rather hopelessly. The young man who should be in his twenties could hardly move, save for his dangling feet, not the English modifiers, but even if we’re to take that trajectory, the worse could have happened. ‘Oh dis, e dae on right now,’ a young lady remarked. Observation will allow you to take notice that the intake of Kush would have taken centre stage, not least because it’s the new trend for some of our compatriots. Terribleness!

Kush generally refers to a pure or hybrid Cannabis indica strain. Pure C. indica strains include Afghan Kush, Hindu Kush, Green Kush, and Purple Kush. Hybrid strains of C. indica include Blueberry Kush and Golden Jamaican Kush. The term “kush” is now also used as a slang word for cannabis. Sadly, even with some of the medicinal values of some of these drugs, the Sierra Leone experience has not been the best of situations.

Just some time back, we were gripping with the unexplainable intake of tramadol. Tramadol is a strong pain medication used to treat moderate to severe pain that is not being relieved by other types of pain medicines. Tramadol is a synthetic opioid and acts in the brain and spine (central nervous system) to reduce the amount of pain you feel. Unfortunately, issues of abuses make more news as far as our situation in this country is concerned. How I wish there’d be some instantaneous paradigm shifts.

We always talk about the duty to self and the duty to society. Where have we gone wrong? Who did we offend? I am certain that some of such occurrences are now posing some threats depending on who you talk to and what the situation truly is.

I look forward to times when we have laws that publicly reprimand these public disobedience and disorders. It’s sickening. What messages are we sending to our kids? This is unwelcoming.

This country needs a lot of fixing, politics aside and all of us should do our bits, but many a time, you wonder that the agendas of some people truly are. We deserve better. From the importers, to the wholesalers and retailers, is it all about money and the individualistic sanctification? It’s even fathomable to note that some of the traders of the drug hardly take same, least you wonder how they’d be able to sell.

May God save us, because like that young man, hundreds if not thousands of others are already in limbo. We could do better!