Award-winning dancehall act, Emmanuel Andres Samini, known by the stage name, Samini, has reiterated the point on the need for the government to legalize the use of marijuana with a new comment.
It has already been reported that the ‘My Own’ singer has moved for marijuana to be legalized in the country after many other top Ghanaians have also advocated for same.
In a latest development, the singer has moved for permission to be allowed to farm marijuana and commercialize it since he was already into farming.
Speaking in an interview on Accra-based Okay FM, the singer revealed that the country can make a lot of financial gains from the export of marijuana known in locally known as ‘wee’.
“I am a farmer. I need license to grow wee and export it to the industries that use wee for medicinal purposes and every other thing important apart from smoking. If I get the license to grow wee, I’ll supply to the medical industry, the oil industry…the paper industry, you know different industries which use marijuana as raw materials as base for what they produce”, Samini said.
His comments has sparked a lot of debate on social media with many Ghanaians expressing their views on the matter.
A preamble to the whole issue is that, a number of people see nothing wrong with legalizing and marketing wee in Ghana while others have their own reservations on the legalization brouhaha.
YEN.com.g brings you a cross-section of comments gathered from social media following Samini’s comments.
Paa Qwesi was in total agreement with Samini over the fact that Ghana, unlike other countries, was losing out big time on the venture.
Deroy was in total disagreement over the issue and asked the singer to take his idea elsewhere.
Felix was of the view that Samini was making a good point and was in full support of the idea.
Teku seconded the motion without questioning his role model.
Patrick could not agree more to the business idea.
Osborn, after agreeing in principle with Samini, took time to question Ghanaians over their knowledge on marijuana.
Kwame bemoaned the 'blindness' of some Ghanaians over what he considered could turn around the country's finances and also create jobs for others.
Selorm was eager to give out his family lands to support the wee plantations.
Moses moved for alcohol to be also made illegal if the government was not ready to legalize marijuana.
Kweku was in full disagreement with the venture and cited the seemingly poor gains we have made from the export of some precious minerals in the country.
Eva wanted to find out the motive behind the singer's idea. According to her, it would be up to no good for such a thing to be allowed.
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