Legal weed in Ghana gets boost from former UN head

And that’s good enough for famous Ghanaian musician George Jahraa

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Despite possessing an ideal climate for growing weed, Africa has been slow to get on the cannabis legalization train.

But there is more support growing to decriminalize cannabis, including in Ghana. It would make a valuable export commodity. And the idea has a high-profile backer in former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan. 

That should be reason enough to study the idea, says famous Ghanaian musician George Jahraa, who weighed in to support decriminalization during a broadcast of his popular radio show.

He says he has friends who smoke and “work very hard.” But he’s never touched the stuff. “My dad was a soldier so I don’t like it,” he explains.

All things considered, Jahraa says, Annan probably knows what he’s talking about. Indeed.

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