77-year-old man arrested for allegedly cultivating a 2-acre marijuana farm

Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes. Various individuals over the years have called for the drug to be legalized as it is in some countries. Stating its economic and health benefits.

77-year-old man arrested for allegedly cultivating a 2-acre marijuana farm


A 77-year-old man has been arrested on a marijuana farm at Mem, a suburb of Atebubu in the Bono East region of Ghana.

The suspect, Opanin Kwadwo Sampene was arrested following a tip-off from a resident about the farm.

The suspect, Kwadwo Sampene reportedly told the police that he has been smoking marijuana for sixty years.

He said since he has no means of earning a living, he decided to cultivate and sell marijuana to earn some money.

Recall some weeks ago, some celebrities have advocated for the legalization of cannabis/marijuana, stating that it would lead to the boost of the economy.

Nigerian music mogul, Don Jazzy and Ghanaian actor voiced out their opinion and hoped the government of the respective countries should take that route for economic development.

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