Ghana appears to be on the path towards legalizing Indian Hemp, as hinted by Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a Ghanaian politician and member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). Otchere-Darko shared this indication in a recent post on his verified Twitter account.
In his post, Otchere-Darko stated, “Soon, parliament permitting, a whole new economy will emerge in Ghana from Indian hemp which now has a HIGH demand for medicinal, cosmetic, and industrial uses. For example, the Guyanese government is dedicating tens of thousands of hectares to the business. We can’t lose out!”
This statement generated various reactions from the public:
@awoedzikz expressed skepticism, highlighting that the introduction of an Electronic Levy (E levy) failed to save the economy, questioning whether Indian hemp could bring about economic improvement.
@alluggi pondered on which firms or individuals would be granted licenses in Ghana to cultivate and produce Indian hemp for medicinal purposes, eagerly awaiting developments in this regard.
@der_ricko shared personal insight, mentioning the development of a product incorporating the herb based on his grandmother’s traditional remedies. However, due to prohibition, marketing the product has been challenging. The individual expressed gratitude for the potential legalization, acknowledging Indian hemp’s inherent medicinal qualities.
@mariagorettiane expressed satisfaction with the country’s growing awareness and acknowledgment of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. They emphasized the importance of tapping into these benefits and countered the conservative perspective that portrays cannabis as inherently evil.
These discussions highlight the evolving attitudes surrounding Indian hemp in Ghana and the potential economic opportunities and therapeutic benefits that could arise from its legalization. As Ghana navigates this path, it is evident that public opinion varies, with individuals offering diverse perspectives and insights into the matter.