Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo has added his voice to the long list of public figures advocating for the legalization of marijuana in Ghana.

According to the award-winning actor, marijuana has a lot of medical advantages which could benefit the country if legalised.

“When you go to some of the western countries, it [Marijuana] has been legalised for health purposes and we can also do same. If alcohol and cigarettes are legal in Ghana, why not marijuana”, the actor disclosed.

The actor stated that the abuse of the drug could be controlled if the authorities research to put up structures and measures to prevent the drug from being abused.

He also disclosed that Canada legalised marijuana in October 2018 and put up measures to prevent people from abusing the drug. The actor who is also an entrepreneur stated that the legalisation of marijuana will not increase crime rates and mental illness in the country but can be used for medicinal purposes.

“If you look at places like Holland, California and Colorado where the drug has been legalised crime rates are low”, he stated.

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