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Entertainment of Monday, 13 May 2019

Source: kasapafmonline.com

It’s senseless to jail someone found with a piece of ‘wee’ for ten years – Kasapa FM’s Kwame Bee

Popular Drive Time host on Accra based Kasapa FM, Kwame Bee has said it makes absolutely no sense to him why a person found with a single piece of marijuana or popularly known as ‘wee’ must be jailed.

He questioned the law that criminalizes the smoking of marijuana and called for it to be expunged.

“The fact that we’ll waste time and the country’s money to arrest, prosecute and sentence a person found with a piece of ‘wee’ to ten years imprisonment is senseless. We need to revisit our laws again, not all the laws in this country are sensible, some are really foolish laws. So we have to review the laws and expunge the senseless ones out. You arrest a person holding a small piece of ‘wee’ and jail that person 10 years, what is the sense in that,” Kwame Bee asked?

Kwame Bee joins other media personalities including Journalist Kwesi Pratt, radio host, Blakk Rasta, Abeiku Santana, and Kwame Sefa Kayi who have advocated for the legalization of marijuana, though they all want the government to put up measures in regulating it after the legalisation.

The campaign for the legalization of marijuana has once again been brought to the fore after the Rastafari Council Ghana during its 4th National Conference in Kumasi called for the legalization of marijuana to enable the nation reap the full-scale economic benefits of trading the banned substance.

The National President of the Rastafari Council, Ahumah Bosco Ocansey posited on how government needs to review the various laws on marijuana to reap the tremendous benefits.

He cited immense medicinal, industrial, economic and recreational benefits from the marijuana trade imploring the setting up of a Commission by President Nana Akuffo-Addo to examine the feasibility of engaging in the trade to realize benefits other nations are enjoying.