Girl, 16, recovers after smoking 'wee' for academic excellence

A 16-year old Junior High School pupil in accra has just recovered from a mental disorder which made her smoke marijuana, popularly known as wee, in her quest for academic excellence.


According to her, she got hooked on marijuana after her friends introduced it to her once they were all out playing games.

“I involved myself in a drug abuse. We were once playing together and one of them went and bought it and said we should all smoke together,” she told Accra-based TV3.

The victim eventually joined a gang, where she later began behaving abnormally as the drug affected her psyche.


Her auntie, Christian Sevodzi, was however alerted by neighbours in the community of the girl's smoking habit.

She subsequently sent the victim to the Psychiatry Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, where she recovered.

“People complained to me that the child had started smoking wee and that she has been behaving abnormally. She hears voices in her mind that she should run away, which she obeys so we called a doctor at Korle-Bu who asked us to bring her,” her aunt added.


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