Nigeria's neighbour, Ghana, has been confirmed as the country with the highest number of Indian Hemp smokers in the world.
Nigeria's neighbour, Ghana, has made a most notorious history as it has beaten the likes of Jamaica and USA to become the country with the most Indian Hemp smokers in the world.
According to a survey conducted by World Drug Report, the West African nation was named as the world 'Igbo' smoking leaders with 2.8 million Ghanaians out of about the 25,000,000 million population being active weed smokers and likely to get high on a daily basis, a whopping 11.2% of the populace.
In the report carried by Ghanaian top website, OMG Ghana, other countries that came under the same study included Jamaica, USA, Nigeria and the Netherlands but none of these countries came close to the former Gold Coast in terms of daily weed takers.
The report has it that while usage in the U.S. rose after some marijuana legalization began in 2012, it’s still under 10%. Ghana still comes out on top even though marijuana consumption is illegal in the country.
OMG Ghana took a look at the national culture that has made Ghanaians the world’s top weed smokers:
The weed scene in Ghana
Similar to most African countries, marijuana is actually illegal in Ghana, but seems to be openly acceptable by the new generation. Smoking weed in high schools and the university is considered ‘cool’.
The area boys who are known to smoke ganja are typically regarded as the ‘cool kids on the block’, and are generally respected by the community they reside.
Weed in Ghana is very cheap
Indian hemp is verycheap in Ghana as compared to other nations, and this makes even those with virtually no source of livelihood to get easy access to the drug. There are generally three grades available: “Marri” is low-quality, “polli” is medium-grade and “riger” is the top-shelf stuff, and they cost varying amount of money.
Where Ghanaians get their weed
The ‘BUSH’ in the local communities are notoriously known as the ‘ganja’ spots. Most of the smoking is done outside in the bush. It’s very, very warm in Ghana, and thankfully, there are many small hut-and-bench combos, which allow for cool breezes to flow over you while hiding from the ever-present glaring sun.
The Narcotics Control Board boss is open to legalization
The Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board, (NACOB), Yaw Sarpong, can see some wisdom in the legalisation of cannabis sativa because increasingly, ordinary people do not think that possessing the mentally-disturbing substance is a crime.
Why Ghanaians love weed more than other people
It’s very unclear why, maybe the Rastafarians have finally found a way to positively influence the public or Ghanaians simply know how to fun better than everyone else.