Reggae & Dancehall artiste, Emmanuel Andrews Samini, known by his stage name Samini, has called on Government to give him the license to grow ‘wee’ in Ghana and has stated his reasons why.
The call on Government to legalize ‘wee’ has increased as more celebrities seem to be adding their voices day-in-day-out.
Samini has called on government to put proper measures in place so as to commercialize the use of marijuana(wee) instead of making it an illegal product.
The ‘Gyae Shi‘ singer made these utterances in an interview with Odi Ahenkan yesterday, who sat in for Abeiku Santana, on Okay FM’s Wednesday Live.
He backed his argument stating some benefits of marijuana to the nation as a whole economically. He added that when it is legalized, farmers like himself and others will generate revenue for the country and supply to other industries like health, oil and fashion industry.
“I need a license to grow weed and supply to other industries who make use of the herb and every other thing important, apart from smoking. I am a farmer, when given the license to grow weed i will supply to the medical industry, oil industry, denim industry, paper industry and other industries that use marijuana as a raw material or as base for what they produce”, he told Odi Ahenkan.
Samini stated that he is against the smoking of wee. The award winning musician stated that it is not wrong for government to ban the smoking of wee, but Government shouldn’t ban wee/marijuana entirely since there are ways of controlling the use of the drug.
“You can ban the smoking of it in town or the use of it as a recreational drug. But you must allow the farmers to plant wee because country has what it soil can grow. Other places have other things they can grow and wee; and sell to other places where wee isn’t grown but needed to manufacture jeans, paper and every other thing they are used for aside smoking”, he added.
Samini is currently promoting his new single ‘Obaa’ and has hinted that he is working on a project with Stonebwoy.
WATCH: Samini’s interview on Okay FM