Dancehall artiste, Samini has appealed to the Government of Ghana to grant him licence to grow marijuana in the country.
Samini asked the government to install proper mechanisms for marijuana to be used as a commercial product instead of criminalizing its usage.
The multiple award-winning artiste made this comment in an interview with host Odi Ahenkan, sitting in for the regular host Abeiku Santana, on Okay FM’s Wednesday live.
He recounted some benefits of marijuana to national development saying when it is legalized and farmers like himself are given the necessary assistance to grow the product, it would help to generate revenues for the country.
“I am a farmer. I need licence to grow wee and export it to the industries that use wee for medicinal purposes and every other thing important apart from smoking. If I get the licence to grow wee, I’ll supply to the medical industry, the oil industry…the paper industry, you know different [different] industries which use marijuana as raw materials as base for what they produce”, Samini said.
Samini, who has released his latest hit single “Obaa”, stated emphatically that he is against the smoking of marijuana or the usage of it for recreational purposes but “you should allow farmers to grow because every country in the world has what is viable in the soil…Other places also grow other things as well as wee and sell to other places which don’t grow but it needs it for jeans, paper, oil and soap production, and every other thing apart from smoking”.
He added he will append his signature to petition Parliament to make the farming of marijuana for commercial use lawful in the country.
Okay FM’s “Wednesday Live” is a live band segment of the Drive time show which had Samini to perform on the August 22 edition of the programme.
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