Nana Kwaku Agyeman, President of the Hemp Affiliation of Ghana (HAG) says planting of hashish also referred to as hemp has many advantages for the safety of the surroundings.
In accordance with him, hemp might be used to supply wooden in addition to paper which might be stronger than these made out of timber, which might, in flip, curb the menace of indiscriminate felling of timber.
Nana Agyeman in an interview with the Ghana Information Company famous hemp might be planted together with polluted river our bodies, destroyed via the unpatriotic act of galamsey, which has resulted within the poisoning of water our bodies.
“As soon as the river our bodies are dredged and hemp planted there, it can clear the water. It can take in all of the toxins into the leaves which can fall off, biodegrade and clear the water,” President of the Hemp Affiliation of Ghana said.
Nana Agyeman, revealed that hemp had a number of usages, which most Ghanaians are ignorant about stressing that it might be used to supply plastics, which might biodegrade after 16 weeks, thereby, aiding in holding the surroundings clear.
“So a plastic bottle or sachet made out of hemp will biodegrade when folks carelessly throw them away to litter the surroundings. It turns into nothing,” he stated.
In accordance with him, hemp might be used to make 25,000 issues equivalent to material, sneakers, chair, indicating that there have been many potentialities with the cultivation and use of hashish.
Nana Agyeman famous that blocks manufactured from hemp blended with lime was 20 per cent stronger and when used for development works can be helpful to the surroundings.
He claimed that constructions constructed with hemp absorbs carbon dioxide emitted from automobiles convert it into oxygen and kick it again out.
He defined that planting an acre of hemp would take in extra carbon dioxide and emit pure oxygen for human consumption than an acre of timber.
Nana Agyeman famous that individuals make a whole lot of ‘hullaballoo’ about hemp as a result of they don’t perceive its advantages as it may be used for industrial and medicinal functions.
The President of HAG revealed that the Affiliation have been participating the Parliamentary Choose Committees of the Inside and Defence who’re engaged on medication legislation.
He stated the engagement has led to an settlement, which might enable the cultivation of business hemp with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) of 0.3 per cent.
In the meantime, info obtainable to the Tema Regional Workplace of the Ghana Information Company signifies that the Narcotics Management Fee revealed that the nation is but to operationalize the license regime as a result of a legislative instrument had not been handed.
Thus, the availability referring to hashish in part 43 of Act, 1019 didn’t in any method represent the legalization or decriminalization of hashish cultivation and/or use.
In the meantime, Mr Francis Opoku Amoah, Head of Communication and Media Relations on the Narcotics Management Fee stated “the Fee is within the means of submitting to Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) that may spell out in particulars how one can qualify for a license to domesticate hashish with lower than 0.3 per cent of THC and relevant charges to pay for the issuance of such license.”