“If alcohol and cigarettes are legal in Ghana, why not marijuana” – John Dumelo on the legalization of marijuana

Actor John Dumelo has argued that Marijuana be legalized in Ghana

Speaking on Cooks and Braggarts, a cooking show hosted Yvonne Okoro, Mr. Dumelo said the country will profit more from the medicinal advantages of Marijuana after it is legalized.

“When you go to some of the western countries, it [Marijuana] has been legalized for health purposes and we can also do same,” he stated.

“If alcohol and cigarettes are legal in Ghana, why not marijuana.” He added

Expressing his thoughts on how the recreational use of the drug could be controlled, the entrepreneur said authorities in Ghana can do research of their own and later put up structures needed to prevent the abuse of the drug after it has been legalized.

He explained Canada put those structures in place after legalizing marijuana in October 2018.

He went further to state that, many people think the legalization of marijuana will increase high crime rates and mental illnesses as a result of the recreational use of the drug but that is not true.

“If you look at places like Holland, California and Colorado where the drug has been legalized crime rates are low,” he added.

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