Founder of Save the Nation for Future Leaders, a civil society group, Mr. Kwadwo Atta Appeakorang, has reiterated the need for Ghana to reconsider its position on burning marijuana seized from people.
According to him, it is not economically wise for the Police or our security agencies to burn these substances when they have economic value.
He was of the view that if the Police and our security agencies are planning to burn these substances recently seized in an arrest, they should rescind the decision, bring him the items so he would sell them, and return the money to the state.
He said Ghana’s economy is facing a crisis and one way we could salvage the situation is to consider amending our laws to commercialize Indian hemp or marijuana.
Police intelligence operation on 5th January 2023, has led to the arrest of four suspects for the unlawful possession of over 104 bags of substances suspected to be narcotics.
The suspects were arrested at Lolonya near Sege in the Greater Accra region.
The four suspects, Ntow Prince, Felix Owusu, Jery Quartey and Daitey Mashack were arrested while discharging sacks of the compressed plant materials into a boat at the seaside at Sege.
The loaded truck with the substances has been impounded at the Regional Police Headquarters together with the attempted bribe money.
Commenting on the seized bags suspected to be Indian hemp, he threatened to sue the Police and the Narcotics Board should the items be burnt.
To him, that would be causing financial loss to the state.
”If they don’t know how to do it, they should call me, I will sell the narcotics and bring back the money to Ghana. Why do these smugglers able to sell to foreigners when they can beat the system? I have said without a number, let’s legalize the commercial use of marijuana. It has more benefits than we see.”