Ghanaian singer, songwriter and record producer, Rocky Dawuni has urged Ghana to take major steps to legalise marijuana.
According to the International music star, advanced countries are generating huge revenues from the marijuana business due to its medicinal purposes.
“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 and 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 be left out of”, Rocky Dawuni stated.
Rocky Dawuni is not the first Ghanaian celebrity to call for the legalization of marijuana. Several popular people like Samini, John Dumelo, Kwaw Kese, Kwasi Pratt, the Late Kofi Annan among others claim legalising the substance will create revenue for the state.
However, Spain, Portugal, Uruguay and the Netherlands have legalised the use of marijuana but countries like Mexico, Italy, Canada, Israel and Germany have only legalised the medicinal aspect of the substance.