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Marijuana: Ghana’s economic game-changer ~ Concerned Farmers

The President of the Concerned Farmers Association, Nana Oboadea Boateng Bonus, has appealed to the government to take a second look at the industrial cultivation of marijuana and its medical use in the country.

According to the president, the industrial cultivation of the plant has the potential to change the economic fortunes of the country.

He argued that the marijuana plant is Ghana’s economic game-changer in the wake of excessive borrowing by successive governments in the country.

He said the plant has the potential to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youth on the street.

The president of the Concerned Farmers Association advocated the legalisation and mass cultivation of the plant while speaking on the failing agricultural sector of the economy on ‘The Citizen Show’ hosted by Kwabena Bobie Ansah on Accra 100.5 FM on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

He said: “What is the big deal when the government is taking steps to accept Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods into the country when as a country we [can] grow marijuana plants locally to boost the economy?”

“It is only the highest state of madness for the government to frown on the cultivation of marijuana and accept GMO foods,” he posited.

He said the cultivation of marijuana is one of the low-hanging fruits to help change the economic fortunes of the country.

He explained that the cultivation of the plant for medicinal purposes will earn the country millions of dollars annually.

“Ghana would not have to be dependent on the Bretton Woods institutions for loans when investments are made in the cultivation of marijuana,” he noted.

He advised the regulatory bodies to take a second look at this for the good of the country.

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