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Legalizing Wee' In Ghana Alone Would Open Up Tourism Instead Of Their Trauma Porn Tourism Of Slave Chambers & Funerals

Sometimes you gotta be high to stomach the issues in Ghana

By IwriteMywrongsPublished 9 months ago 3 min read
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Saturday, 16 September 2023

By: TB Obwoge

Ghana has left the sourest of tastes in my mouth, however there is one jewel in the country that soothes any soul. The weed is premium and needed to for those struggling in the country that upside down made. Ghana is a dream for the filthy rich, for the working class citizens, it's more like a nightmare. A nightmare they're all used to living through. Which is why so many dream of getting out of the country.

Ghanians are some of the hardest working humans on earth, yet they're the worst paid I've ever seen. Long hours, working beyond their assigned hours, some mistreated as well.

Many also have the longest commute times to their work stations. With the crushing housing costs in the capital of Accra, Ghana, where most come to seek employment. Unable to afford accommodations many suffer at the hands of greedy landlords.

The Ghana Supreme Court struck down a motion to legalize the use of Marijuana called wee in the country. However they can cultivate the plant for other uses but not for smoking recreationally.

Ghana’s Parliament in 2020 passed a law that legalized the use of cannabis for medical and industrial purposes, giving oversight to the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), a part of the Ministry of Interior. That law drew criticism of stakeholders, and was later struck down by the country’s high court, which ruled it unconstitutional because it lacked parliamentary debate.

Under the new law, the Ministry of the Interior retains oversight of hemp licensing and rulemaking.

Ghana stakeholders have promoted hemp as a method to clean up the environment, and to generate taxes. A study by Chinese researchers carried out in 2021 suggested the country can grow hemp as a raw material for export and make some semi-finished products for the domestic market.

Revival for textiles?

Hemp could revive Ghana’s flagging textile industry, which has tailed off in recent years, presenting an opportunity for fiber hemp as a rotational crop, the report suggests, that report suggested.

Agriculture in Ghana makes up more than 50% of the country’s GDP, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and accounts for more than 40% of export earnings.

Source: HempToday.Net

On the 12th of July, 2023, Parliament took up the Narcotics Control Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2023, which consists of a single clause that, once passed, will empower the Minister to grant licenses for cannabis cultivation within the country.

With the enactment of this law, Ghana takes a significant step towards harnessing the potential benefits of cannabis cultivation. By allowing the controlled cultivation of cannabis with limited THC content, the government aims to tap into its industrial potential and explore its use in the production of fiber and seed. Moreover, the medicinal properties of cannabis can now be further explored and utilized in a regulated manner.

Source: Africa News

Marijuana is less harmful than alcohol, which the country just pointed out in their recent news is a cause for the growing number of car accidents in the country. When flying down the roads, the ones that are paved there are little to no police to control the flow of the speeding traffic. The word they use is 'overspeeding' which makes some think that speeding is perfectly normal. The country is now trying to enact a law that would take drivers licenses for 1 year if caught driving recklessly or driving while drinking.

As a former resident in the country I'm aware that many drivers in Ghana don't even have drivers licenses. Those who are Bolt, Uber or Yango drivers normally have to have them but after some time with the ride sharing app who knows the renewal process.

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Either way the wee is amazing, there is a grade called amnesia, it's one of the strongest grades I've ever come upon. One stick is more than enough, you must smoke at home, this is not the type of grade you can smoke a lot of while out on the town. The potency is enough to make you sleep for a few hours but still awake with the strongest buzz.

Sleeping in Ghana isn't always easy, Accra being one of the most noise polluted cities I've ever lived in, I've lived in Philadelphia and even spent plenty of time in Chicago too.

Legalizing the sale would allow people to legally earn money, where Ghana is one of the hardest places to find work. The safest place I've ever felt was hanging out in the Jamestown ghetto, where yes they saw me as a white person even though I'm not. However the wee culture showed much respect to me and that will always be what I remember about Ghana.

Thank you for reading and as always please support Lacey's House!

©️TB Obwoge 2023 All Rights Reserved

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IwriteMywrongs

I'm the president of a nonprofit. I've lived in 3 countries, I love to travel, take photos and help children and women around the world! One day I pray an end to Child Marriages, Rape and a start to equal Education for ALL children 🙏🏽

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  • Alex H Mittelman 9 months ago

    Very Interesting! Good work!

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