Ghanaian reggae dancehall artiste, Kojo Korankye, popularly known as Ras Kuuku, has called on the government to make him the ambassador for Cannabis otherwise known as “wee”.
Ras Kuuku boasted that he is the only person who can explain the proper use of the substance to the public and also tell them about the benefits of marijuana to the economy and the human body.
On Friday, 20 March 2020, Parliament passed the Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019, which transforms the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) into a Commission with enhanced powers to control and eliminate trafficking of prohibited narcotic drugs.
Per the new law, NACOB also becomes a Commission with additional powers to oversee the industrial use of some narcotic substances.
The new law empowers the Minister for Interior to grant licences for the cultivation of cannabis of not more than 0.3 percent THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that gives the users a high sensation, for industrial and medicinal purposes.
Speaking in an interview with Docta Kay on Accra 100.5 FM’s Nkran Kwaso, Ras Kuuku said “Make me the ambassador for weed. I will build more classroom blocks to stop the double-tracking system….Ghana stands the chance of generating more revenue from weed.”
He, however, cautioned the youth against abusing the substance.