Ghanaian international reggae star Rocky Dawuni has joined the calls for marijuana to be legalized in Ghana.
According to the once Grammy-nominated star, marijuana would open incredible economic avenues to Ghanaians and might even help with solving our myriad economic problems.
The advocation for the legalization of marijuana in Ghana keeps getting more supporters by the day with Dawuni being the latest to add his voice.
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In an interview with Blakk Senses on Agboo Fm, Dawuni said Africa has great soil for cultivating crops and yet we are not allowing marijuana to be grown whilst we are going out to beg for money from countries who are benefiting from weed.
“If people stop thinking of marijuana like the way they used to think of it, it will be beneficial to us. If we Africa who have the best land, we are still sitting down and every day we go for loans from countries that are colder for marijuana production and cultivation like Canada and the rest, yet still making billions of dollars from the business; when we can jump on this and use the opportunity to also free ourselves from the slavery of debts which most of the time keeps us down,”
“…[We] have the opportunity to do this and we are wasting time still talking about people are going to smoke it and all that, we should take a major step to embrace it. It is about the new medical paradigm that we need not to be left out of.” Dawuni advised.
In countries which have legalized and taxed marijuana, the state is able to raise tremendous revenue from the sale of the product and it’s not entirely a bad idea for Ghana to look at legalizing, taxing and regulating it ourselves.