Ghanaian music icon and “Rastaman” Samini, has called on Ghana Police to now pay attention to the real criminals in society and leave Rastamen in peace.
Samini in a reaction to news making rounds that cannabis has been legalized in Ghana took to his twitter handle to appeal to the law enforcers to bring to an end the discriminatory and constant random search of his fellow Rastafarians who are often presumed as “weed” smokers and criminals.
He wrote, “Now the police can concentrate on other #realcrimes and leave the Rastaman in peace … the random and embarrassing search of any and every Rastaman because it’s presumed that he’s a smoker and for that matter a criminal is finally a thing of the past? Wooow. I have stories”.
News has gone viral since yesterday, March 20, 2020 that the Ghanaian Parliament has passed into law the Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019, for the legalization of cannabis albeit for health and industrial purposes.