The Rastafarian Council of Ghana are set to take to the streets of Accra to demonstrate for the decriminalization of Marijuana in the country. The March is scheduled to take place on the 26th of June, 2019.
Marijuana use is illegal in Ghana as stated by the Narcotics law (PNDC Law 236). Marijuana users face arrest by the police and are scorned by society for being rascals and potential criminals.
But recent relaxation of recreational marijuana laws in countries at the fore front of the fight against marijuana use has given a lot of momentum to those fighting for the decriminalization of Marijuana in other countries worldwide. Countries like Uruguay, Several states in the United States among others have legalised medical and recreational use of marijuana.
Recently, issues concerning the commercialization of cannabis production has been in the news with the president’s cousin Gabby Okyere Darko intimating it was time for an honest discussion of the marijuana issue, while Actor and Politician John Dumelo also asked same be allowed for the nation to benefit from the muti-billion cannabis industry worldwide.