Rastafarian Conscious Youth, the Central Regional Chapter of the Rastafarian Council of Ghana, has recommended unemployed Ghanaian youth to seek a license and start growing marijuana to make some money.
The group has expressed gratitude to President Akufo-Addo, lawmakers, the interior ministry, and all other stakeholders who helped ensure that the Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2023, which gives the interior ministry responsibility for issuing licenses for cannabis cultivation, became law. This opens up opportunities for the use of this adaptable plant in a variety of advantageous applications.
Jah Eddy Bongo urged the government and the Narcotics Control Authority not to make it difficult to obtain a license for marijuana cultivation in an interview with GhOne News Yaw Boagyan at the Office of the Rastafarian Conscious Youth at Baifikrom in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region. He made this plea in an effort to encourage more youth to engage in marijuana farming.
He also urged the government to add marijuana cultivation to its flagship One District One Factory policy in order to give more young people who are unemployed a chance to find work.
Jah Eddie Bongo urged marijuana to be grown on the grounds that had been damaged by Galamsey (illegal mining).
He refuted the myth that marijuana usage leads to insanity and added that marijuana actually treats diseases including asthma, hypertension, stroke, and infertility in both males and females, among others.