Ras Kuuku. Credit: @flynimaboy — Twitter

Dancehall and Reggae musician, Ras Kuuku, has joined the tall list of entertainers advocating for the legalisation of marijuana.

According to him, the plant has many medicinal benefits, hence the need to decriminalise it for those who need it.

Speaking in an interview on Hitz FM, Ras Kuuku denied speculations that users will abuse it when its use is legalised.

He explained that people who smoke marijuana aren’t as bad as many perceive them.

Citing instances, he said in many parts of the western world where it has been legalised, the drug is fetching huge income for these countries.

“I am more than in support for them to legalise it. Have the herbs been abused by those in Canada, and the US? No one will smoke outside or abuse the measures that will come with it.”

“They will never smoke it outside. Have you seen anyone holding alcohol, drinking it in front of a Police station? No one will do that when the herbs are legalised,” he maintained.

In 2018, reggae artiste Blakk Rasta urged the government to create a factory dedicated to marijuana production among other things.

He noted that the country could make money not only in exporting the plant but also have the factory refine weed into products like oil and others.

Blakk Rasta suggested that restrictions could be employed to prevent abuse.

When Germany announced its decision to legalise weed, actor turned politician John Dumelo called on the government to follow suit.

“Germany is set to make billions of Euros from taxes by legalizing marijuana. Then we will turn around and go and borrow that same money with interest for our development, forgetting that we (Ghana) grow the best marijuana in the world. Ain’t we smart?”. He quizzed.

Recently, Amakye Dede supported calls for the legalisation of marijuana. The artiste noted that despite the perceptions attached to marijuana smoking it does not make one a bad person.

Amakye Dede said on Accra-based GHOne TV that if the government legalises weed “it would be nice.”