Legalize Weed For Economic Growth – Kwame Sefa Kayi Tells Gov’t
There have been calls on the Government of Ghana on many occasions to legalize Marijuana in the country by some advocates who believe legalizing the hard drug would help improve the hard economic situation in the country.
The current personality to join the crusade is Ace broadcast journalist, Kwame Sefa Kayi, who is as well calling on the Akufo-Addo led government to legalise Indian hemp in Ghana.
According to him, as a country, we are losing out on the benefits marijuana brings with its illegality.
The host of Peace FM’s morning show known as “Kokrokoo”, said marijuana is useful for medicinal and research purposes, and when put into good use will be a great avenue for socio-economic development.
“I am an advocate for it. So that’s my bias; I am for it…We have what they call social and recreational, that is one leg. I am not for that. There’s a research and medicinal. I am for that”, he claimed.
“Unfortunately, in our growing up and everything; it’s been social and recreational we’ve looking at. So, we’re programmed to see it as a bad thing but the research and medicinal is a completely different era”- he said.
Former Secretary-General for the UN Kofi Annan whiles alive in one of his submissions also asked the government not to only look at the negative side of the hard drug but also think about the benefits that the country can derive after decriminalizing it.
Over the years, some advocates has argued that doctors in Ghana should as well join the cause of legalization for the fact that marijuana has medicinal applications in pain management and other areas.
The push for marijuana legalization has been a long battle in Ghana with many prominent celebs such as Blakk Rasta, Kwaw Kese, and Samini all fighting for it.