Weed smokers are not bad people – Amakye Dede calls for legalizing marijuana in Ghana

Weed smokers are not bad people - Amakye Dede calls for legalizing marijuana in Ghana
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Seasoned highlife musician and performer Amakye Dede says he has no qualms with the legalization of weed. And contrary to most public perceptions, smoking marijuana does not cause someone to be evil.

The respected music icon spoke with GhOne TV about how other countries profit from the sale and use of the psychoactive drug. Cannabis, also known as weed, has been used as a drug for recreational and entheogenic purposes. It has also featured in various traditional medicines for centuries.

“I have tried it before, but I didn’t like it. In America and parts of Germany and Amsterdam, they’ve legalised it. They are earning money from it. So in fact, if somebody tells you Ghanaians should legalize weed, I don’t think it’s a problem.”

Amakye Dede also addressed the impression that using the drug cause people to act untoward. He mentioned that some musicians use it before performing making them “extra energetic”.

If you smoke weed, you are not a bad person. It makes one extra energetic.

By: Grace Somuah-Annan|3news.com|Ghana

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