Ghanaian boxer of the moment and former captain of Ghana’s Black Bombers, Bastie Samir has shared his thoughts on the ongoing debate by some stakeholders and celebrities to legalize the use of marijuana in Ghana.
Speaking in an interview on Accra FM based in Accra, the boxer urged the government to legalize the use of marijuana in the country on the condition that it was not going to cause any problems for the state.
He added that if the free will to use wee was what many Ghanaians were clamoring for, he did not see the need for the government to stall its legalization. His suggestion was however hinged on the fact that legalizing ‘wee’ would not be to the disadvantage of Ghanaians and the nation as a whole.
The boxer went on to indicate that all the rumors linking him to be a user of marijuana were unfounded. Bukom Banku alleged in one of the press briefings before their fight that Bastie Samir was a drug addict who could not fight without smoking wee or sniffing cocaine.
Bastie Samir however laughed off the allegations and made it clear that he was not into hard drugs. He went on to reveal that his strength was not a result of his dependence on marijuana as alleged.
The 31-year old boxer however revealed that he had seen marijuana before but he had never used it before. He indicated that he was a disciplined sportsman and could not put his career at stake by engaging in illegal drug use.
Bastie Samir took the nation by storm when he defeated Braimah Kamoko in a highly patronized bout held at the Bukom Boxing Arena.
He handed Bukom Banku his first ever career defeat courtesy a 7th round technical knockout. He also dispelled any rumors of using black magic during the bout.
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