The Chief of Great Ametafor in the Shai Osuduku Traditional area of the Greater Accra Region has made a fervent appeal to the government to establish marijuana (wee) Industrial Plant in his area as part of government’s one-district, one-factory policy.
Fully aware of the controversy his appeal could generate, he declared that his request would provoke thought; a thought which many Ghanaians know to be “the obvious way to go but for fear of name-calling and a populist backlash, are unwilling to speak openly about it.”
He reasoned that:” God in His omnipotent wisdom upon creating all things found that they were good…and declared that we use the properties of flora as food and medicine. Scientific research also alludes to many benefits that could be derived from harnessing and utilising plants for food and industrial use.”
Nene Ogah Osuagbo I made the passionate appeal during the matriculation ceremony of Dr Nyakotey College of Holistic Medicine in Tema last Friday.
Buttressing his point even further, he pointed out that the cultivation of “wee” is not synonymous with smoking it.
“Ghana Hemp farmers are businessmen and women who are into job creation and poverty reduction. They are not ganja smokers,” he opined.
The Chief then again, stressed that his area can “comfortably accommodate a Ghana Hemp Industrial Plant and a School of Hemp and Allied Integrative Medical Studies” just like how they have accommodated other institutions.
He called for regulation of the intake and application of “wee” so that “we can reap the benefits according to God’s plan.”
His call adds to other voices such as the Rastafari Council and the former boss, Narcotics Control Board, Mr Akrasi Sarpong who have called for the legalisation of “wee”.