Volta, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo region top in wee production

These three regions currently lead in the consumption and cultivation of weed.

NACOB said the youth in the three regions are in large numbers into 'ganja' farming which has contributed to the region toping the weed league in Ghana.

Ashanti Regional Director of the NACOB, Francis Amoah said the cultivation of the illegal drug in these regions makes it easily accessible and stress-free in purchasing in those areas.


"Here in Ashanti region, we need to do everything possible to ensure that smoking of marijuana is curtailed. Ashanti region, Brong Ahafo and Volta region are places where ‘wee’ is grown on a large scale which makes it easy for young men and women to have access. Because the quantity of production here [Asanti region] is high, it is very cheap and makes it easy for people to buy and smoke," he said.

Speaking on drug production in the Ashanti region, Francis Amoah explained that even though they are yet to come out with figures to indicate the number of cases they have recorded in connection with narcotic drugs, their intelligence shows that the consumption of illicit drugs particularly the marijuana which is highly patronized by the youth is on the increase.

"If we arrest you [for smoking] and prosecute, you will spend at least five years in jail. If we arrest you peddling marijuana, you will be imprisoned for at least 10 years.

"Illicit drugs destroy society and human health. There are several places in Ashanti region where we need to collaborate more with the police to ensure that smoking of marijuana is clamped down," he noted.


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