Controversial Ghanaian rapper, Kwaw Kesse, has stated that if his children ever started to use marijuana and felt that it worked for them, he would be opposed to their use of the substance.
Kwaw Kesse, born Emmanuel Kwesi Botchway, is known to Ghanaians for his propensity to speak his mind and not shy away from a potentially controversial subject matter.
And in true Kwaw Kesse fashion, the Madtime Entertainment founder recently stated that should his children decide to take up marijuana smoking 'cause they thought it was good for them, he wouldn't try to interfere with their decision.
“I will not force my children to stop using marijuana if they think it is good for them. It is like food. If my child walks up to me and says daddy, I think weed is good for me and I want to use it, I can’t do anything about it as long as they do not abuse it or use if for the wrong reasons,” he related, speaking to the Graphic Showbiz.
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This wouldn't come as a surprise to many Ghanaians who're acquainted with Kwaw Kesse, who recently admitted that he still smokes marijuana even though he'd been arrested in connection to the use of the substances not too long ago.
According to Kwaw Kesse, the inherent negative stereotyping of marijuana smokers in Ghana is deplorable, something he hopes could be amended.
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“Those who use weed are not wayward people, they are not irresponsible. We need to educate people so that the negative stereotyping will stop.” He said.
He went on to echo comments made by the Ghana Standards Authority boss, Mr. Prof. Alex Dodoo, who said that legalizing marijuana would Ghana's economy a a lucrative source of income.
“We can export it, tax it and it will help boost our economy. There are medicinal benefits as well. If Kofi Annan has come out to back this then it means it is something good. That man I know is not someone who falls for just anything and I am glad he has joined the movement.” He said.
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