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cannabis

  • Ghana has legalised the use of cannabis for health and industrial purposes.

    • In a 2015 United Nations Report, Ghana was number three in the global ranking of consumers of marijuana, remaining number one in Africa.

    There have been calls on government to legalize cannabis (marijuana), popularly known as ‘wee’, in the country by some advocates who believe legalizing the hard drug would help improve the current economic situation in Ghana.

    • Globally, there is a growing acceptance for the use of cannabis which has not been so for decades thus raising important public health concerns relative to its accessibility and acceptance.

    Written By Benjamin Ansah Acquaye - It goes by several names depending on the demographics and geographical location of a person and is one of mother nature’s numerous gifts to the earth and mankind.

    • Journalist Kwesi Pratt, radio host, Blakk Rasta, Abeiku Santana (OK FM) and now Mr Kwame Sefa Kayi of Peace FM, are among the people advocating for the legalisation of marijuana, though they all want the government to put up measures in regulating it after the legalisation.

    Written By Rees Hakeem Oduro - The advocacy or debate for the legalisation of marijuana (wee) continues to linger around the necks of Ghanaians and just when the matter seemed to have gone down, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, news broke that the Supreme Court of South Africa had ruled for the legal use of ‘dagga’ (Marijuana/wee) by adults in private places, which simply means the recreational use of marijuana had been legalised.

    • The cannabis, he said, was packed in 128 sacks with no cover load when the truck was intercepted in Ho by the joint team.

    The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC), in collaboration with the Volta Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service, has seized 9,752 slabs of cannabis, estimated to cost GH¢4.87 million.

    • Unsurprisingly, the debate has not passed Ghana by. In fact, in February 2016 the late Kofi Annan raised the bar in the cannabis debate arguing that, ...

    “People use drugs, legal and illegal because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbours. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.” ― Wendell Berry.

  • Written By Benjamin Ansah Acquaye - It goes by several names depending on the demographics and geographical location of a person, and is one of mother nature’s numerous gifts to the earth and mankind.

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