President of the Hemp Affiliation of Ghana (HAG), Nana Kwaku Agyeman, has said that planting hashish, often known as hemp, could be of many advantages for shielding the setting.
In keeping with him, hemp could possibly be used to provide wooden in addition to paper which might be stronger than these made out of bushes, which might, in flip, curb the menace of indiscriminate felling of bushes.
In an interview in Tema, Nana Agyeman famous hemp could possibly be planted alongside polluted river our bodies, destroyed via the unpatriotic act of galamsey, which had resulted within the poisoning of water our bodies.
“As soon as the river our bodies are dredged and hemp planted there, it’ll clear the water. It should soak up all of the toxins into the leaves which can fall off, biodegrade and clear the water,” President of the Hemp Affiliation of Ghana alleged.
Nana Agyeman revealed that hemp had a number of usages, which most Ghanaians had been ignorant about, stressing that it could possibly be used to provide plastics that can biodegrade after 16 weeks, thereby aiding in retaining the setting clear.
“So a plastic bottle or sachet made out of hemp will biodegrade when folks carelessly throw them away to litter the setting. It turns into nothing,” he stated.
In keeping with him, hemp could possibly be used to make 25,000 issues comparable to material, footwear, chair, indicating that there have been many prospects with the cultivation and use of hashish.
Nana Agyeman famous that blocks manufactured from hemp combined with lime had been 20 per cent stronger and could be helpful to the setting when used for development works.
He claimed that buildings 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 soak up extra carbon dioxide and emit pure oxygen for human consumption than an acre of bushes.
Nana Agyeman stated folks make lots of ‘hullaballoo’ about hemp as a result of they don’t perceive its advantages because it could possibly be used for industrial and medicinal functions.
The President of HAG revealed that the affiliation was participating the Parliamentary Choose Committees of the Inside and Defence who’re engaged on medication regulation and stated the engagement led to an settlement that may enable the cultivation of commercial hemp with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) of 0.3 %.
In the meantime, data accessible to the Ghana Information Company in Tema indicated that the Narcotics Management Fee revealed that the nation was but to operationalise the licensing 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 means represent the legalisation or decriminalization of hashish cultivation and/or use.
In the meantime, Head of Communication and Media Relations on the Narcotics Management Fee, Mr Francis Opoku Amoah, stated “the Fee is within the technique of submitting to Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) that can spell out intimately 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.