The legalization of weed, popularly called “wee” in Ghana has been an age-long debate. Although its health benefits have been well documented from time immemorial, weed still remains an illicit drug in several countries.
In Ghana, the likes of Samini, Black Rasta, Yaa Pono and other notable stars have called for its legalization, often citing its numerous benefits to substantiate their clarion call.
The myth associated with ‘wee’ which was hammered into our skulls when we were growing up seems to have lost it grounds in recent times and that’s why more people want it to be in the mainstream.
That’s exactly what this granny also thinks and according to her, smoking weed is the only key in living a long and happy life. Her name is Melita Gordon and she’s from Jamaica.
The 95-year-old-woman, and despite protestations from her family, she’s been smoking weed for 85 years of her life, from age 10 to the present day.
And she won’t stop smoking ganja until she’s dead because stopping could kill her. “When mi goes a doctor he say him ah tell mi fi to stop smoke marijuana, because if mi stop, him a go lose mi,” Gordon told Green Rush Daily.
Gordon’s lifelong habit is happily endorsed by her primary care doctor, whose view is that Gordon’s journey to 100 years might be cut short if she lays down her pipe.
Gordon, along with her doctor, speculate that her commitment to cannabis may be partly responsible for her longevity.
The old woman says the very moment she stops smoking, that’s the same day she will die and although her daughter and granddaughters have begged her to at least reduce it, she’s having none of that.