Ghana’s laws on Narcotic Drugs Act.1990, PNDC Law 236 criminalizes the unauthorized use of cannabis, marijuana or what street name you prefer giving it. The Act criminalizes the use of narcotic drugs and also recommends an imprisonment term of not less than ten years for users when caught.

Initially, this decision was welcome by everyone looking at the dangers associated with the use of cannabis or marijuana. However, modernization has proven a positive benefit to marijuana which could be used to enhance economic growth and also for medicinal purposes.


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This new enlightenment has stirred up advocacy for the decriminalization of marijuana, and in Ghana, these celebrities are front liners who are advocating for the legalization of marijuana.

Yvonne Nelson

Ghanaian actress and glaucoma advocate, Yvonne Nelson, is one of the loud celebrities in Ghana who are advocating for the decriminalization of the use of marijuana. According to the actress, she is more particular about the health benefits of the narcotic drug as the drug is linked to treating glaucoma.

Kwaw Kese

Kwaw Kese happens to be among the few Ghanaian celebrities who have fallen victims to the Narcotic Acts as he has been arrested for the possession and smoking of marijuana. Regardless, the musician wants the government to decriminalize the use of marijuana.


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He stated in an interview on Pure FM that “I don’t see why legalization is a big deal, people are investing billions of dollars into it but it’s sad we think it can only be smoked, but we can use it for other important things.”

Yaa Pono

In an interview with Accra-based radio station, Hitz Fm, the Ashiaman based rapper, Yaa Pono, highlighted on the economic and medicinal benefits of cannabis as a reason why the government should enforce laws to control marijuana and not to criminalize it.

Sister Derby



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Ghanaian model and singer, Sister Derby, in the latter part of 2019 made a post on her Twitter handle where she highlighted on the enormous economic benefits the country could derive from marijuana and described its criminalization as needless.

Samini

Reggae dancehall legend Samini is also one of the active advocates who have called on the government to legalize the use of marijuana. The singer in an interview on Yfm stated that a lot of money and revenue could be generated from the farming of marijuana.

Blakk Rasta

Blakk Rasta is of the great view that, the government should consider establishing a marijuana factory under the one district one factory project than to criminalize it. To Blakk Rasta, he believes that banning paracetamol is way lucrative and a better option than keeping weed illegal.

John Dumelo

John Dumelo recently asked authorities to legalize the marijuana drug. In a twitter post, the Ghanaian actor and politician advised the government of Ghana to look at farming and exporting cannabis as the country can rake in huge sums of money from the global marijuana trade.

Kwesi Pratt

The Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, has called on the government to join countries legalizing the use of weed.

He quizzed the system saying, “Why are the big dealers not being arrested and it is only the small ones? we all know there are some big men who smoke; lawyers, doctors, civil and public servants but why are they not being arrested and only the poor and the disadvantaged? Meanwhile, there are other countries who have given people license to cultivate marijuana.”


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