According to NACOB, Ghana is making international headlines for the use and production of marijuana and trafficking in the deadly methamphetamine substance.
Addressing the media in Accra on Tuesday, Executive Secretary of NACOB, Yaw Akrasi Sarpong said the situation has escalated to alarming proportions which, if not regulated immediately, could have serious consequences on the future of the youth in Ghana.
“… It is more dangerous than cocaine and heroine,’’
Mr Akrasi Sarpong said drugs such as cocaine and heroin were currently not as threatening to the country as marijuana.
“Marijuana continues to be the gravest challenge, prevalent usage, it cuts across all sectors society and every village in this country you have a pusher,’’ he added.
He further stated that the of Indian Hemp in the saloons by women is a recognition that every home uses the marijuana substance. ‘’It is grown 24/7 in homes, flower pots, roofs etc; Somehow, in the West African sub-region Ghana marijuana is a premium,’’ he noted.
He revealed that there is a thriving market for the Ghanaian marijuana.
‘’Our major problem is Indian Hemp,’’ he stressed.
By: Evans Effah/citifmonline.com/Ghana