The story is revisited of a granny in her 90s in Jamaica who taught anyone who would listen that smoking marijuana has actually been a contributing factor to her long life.
Melita Gordon, then a 95-year-old woman from Jamaica, revealed that since the age of 10, she had been smoking marijuana, a fact that she believed had contributed to her very long life.
Despite the opposition from some in her family, Gordon said she had been on her habit for much so long to think about quitting.
In a report picked up from Green Rush Daily via Oneminutegh.com, Gordon was quoted as saying: “When I go and see the doctor, he cannot tell me to stop smoking, because if I stop, I will die."
Gordon’s lifelong habit was happily endorsed by her primary care doctor, whose view was that Gordon’s journey to 100 years might be cut short if she laid down her pipe.
Gordon, along with her doctor, speculate that her commitment to cannabis may be partly responsible for her longevity.
She, in 2016, she became hooked on the habit of smoking marijuana when she was “baptised” in the practice by her parents, Michelle Jones and Richard Gordon, both of whom smoked pot.
Meanwhile, many have made the call in Ghana for lawmakers to discuss and give legal backing to the cultivation and commercialisation of marijuana in the country, but it would seem that even as an illegal drug, Ghanaians are one of the highest consumers of marijuana in Africa.
In the new Global Cannabis Report: 2019 Industry Outlook by New Frontier Data, Ghana is tenth among the over 50 countries that were assessed for "ganja" consumption.
Surprisingly, a religiously conservative country like Egypt placed third in the ranking that Nigeria topped.
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