Weed, cannabis, tampi, wee, marijuana or anything else you want to call it is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes. In recent times, there has been an increase in the conversation surrounding the benefits and potential usage of the plant and many countries have taken the step to legalize the plant.
In Ghana, however, anything having to do with cannabis in all of its forms is illegal, without authorization. Ghana’s narcotic laws – Narcotic Drugs (Control, Enforcement and Sanction) Act, 1990, PNDC Law 236, criminalizes narcotic drugs such as cannabis and recommends an imprisonment term of not less than 10 years if found guilty.
But with the growing interest in the medicinal and economic benefits of the drug, more and more Ghanaians are advocating for the legalization of the drug, putting pressure on the government to do so.
A lot of influential people in the country have also added their voice to the growing debate. These are the ones we know for a fact want the government of Ghana to relook at the laws around cannabis use
Click Next to see the influential people, mostly in entertainment and media.