- Kwami Sefa Kayi advocates for the legalisation of marijuana
- The 2016 GJA journalist of the said Ghana is missing out on the good of the weed
Ace journalist, Kwami Sefa Kayi has added his voice to the calls for the legalisation of marijuana in Ghana.
The respected morning show host has urged the Akufo-Addo led administration to consider the legalise of Indian hemp in the country.
According to the 2016 Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) journalist of the year, the country is losing out big on the benefits of marijuana because it’s not legalised.
He opined that marijuana is useful for medicinal and research purposes, and when put into good use will be a great avenue for socio-economic development.
“I am an advocate for it [marijuana]. So that’s my bias; I am for it. We have what they call social and recreational, that is one leg. I am not for that. There’s a research and medicinal. I am for that," he said on Peace FM Thursday.
"Unfortunately, in our growing up and everything; it’s been social and recreational we’ve looked at. So, we’re programmed to see it as a bad thing but the research and medicinal is a completely different era,” he added.
The use of marijuana or cannabis, popularly known as wee or the devil's tobacco is against the laws of Ghana and any person caught in contact with it is dealt with in the court of law.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that, the Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Police has said that the decriminalisation of marijuana, popularly referred to as 'wee', should be considered to help in fight against the abuse of the narcotic drug in the country.
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