With a number of States in the United States of America and other parts of the world legalising the use of marijuana for industrial and medicinal purposes, Ghana is yet to make any major move in this direction.
Yes, despite growing calls by a few including media personalities, Ghana is yet to make any major move or raise discussions on the use of marijuana and its many benefits.
However, Ghana’s favourite playwright James Ebo Whyte popularly known as Uncle Ebo Whyte has revealed he would make marijuana the country’s highest export were he the president.
Speaking in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Uncle Ebo Whyte who had earlier revealed he cut short a promising boxing career at age 14 to sell marijuana said;
“If I’d ever become the president of Ghana, one of my policy initiatives will be to make marijuana our highest export. Do you think if the developed countries could grow this, they would make it a banned substance?”
Like abortion, possession and use of marijuana remains illegal in Ghana and one could spend up to a number of years behind bars for illegal possession.
Some basic information ‘wee’ in Ghana.
LEGAL STATUS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN GHANA
Ghana is amongst the top 3 countries in the world in cannabis use. Cannabis is very much embedded in the country and medical patients can obtain a license from the Ministry of Health to use, cultivate and import “Wee” (cannabis).
LEGAL STATUS OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN GHANA
The cultivation, sale, and possession of cannabis for recreational purposes are illegal in Ghana.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF YOU WERE TO GET CAUGHT BY THE POLICE WITH CANNABIS ON YOUR PERSON?
Cannabis for recreation use is still illegal in Ghana and any possession can lead to punishment.
ARE THERE ANY POSSIBLE CHANGES REGARDING CANNABIS LAW AND LEGISLATION SLATED FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?
We are not aware of any possible law changes in the (near) future in Ghana regarding medical and/or recreational cannabis.
SUPPORT THE LOCAL LEGALIZATION GROUP(S) IN GHANA
Unfortunately we do not know of any cannabis legalization groups in Ghana.
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