Popular radio presenter and musician, Abubakar Ahmed, better known as Blakk Rasta has called on the Akufo-Addo led-administration to set up a marijuana factory, under its “One District, One Factory” policy.
The controversial presenter is arguing that marijuana has a huge market base and commercial value both locally and globally, therefore it could help boost the country’s economy.
Sharing his view on the debate on legalizing marijuana on Sunyani-based Ark FM, Blakk Rasta suggested that government take advantage of the banned herb which in his estimation will greatly help the economy.
“Government should put up “Marijuana Factory” in the “One District, One Factory” policy and process them into oil and even milk just like we get milk from soya,” he said.
Blakk Rasta in his interaction recommended that government should use preventive measures to set-up state farms for the cultivation of marijuana and its production.
“Government ought to start the process with restrictive measures from the security agencies to set-up and monitor State farms for the cultivation of marijuana,” Asempanews.com reported.
The controversial radio host also called on radio stations in Ghana to take it upon themselves to educate Ghanaians about the negative effects of smoking marijuana as well as its economic and medical benefits just as it is done in other developed world.
This is not the first time the Blakk Raster is advocating for the legalization of marijuana.
It could be recalled that the radio personality was hauled before the Privileges Committee of Parliament last year for labeling some MPs as wee smokers.
Meanwhile, a number of showbiz personalities including KK Fosu, David Oscar, among others have joined Blakk Raster to mount pressure on government to decriminalize marijuana use.
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