By Jarga Kebba Gigo

On Paper or false public perception, Africa is slowly following the world on Cannabis legalisation, but the reality on the ground is much worse . Take Ghana as example, they have reportedly legalised Hemp over two years now, but they are not issuing hemp licences to farmers. They have false surrender and are just importing hemp products around the world, like many African Countries. Similarly in South Africa, the courts did the first step of over-turning the bad Cannabis laws, but the politicians are dragging their feet to make the good laws for people to farm and make products. Most African countries import hemp products in the billions now, and have rising importing of western higher quality Cannabis flowers for the rich and Tourists. We can legally consume hemp products, but not allowed to produce it? Very few African countries have issued licenses for Cannabis and a big percentage of that is to Western Companies in Africa for European Medical Cannabis. Our mission is to free Cannabis prisoners and help ordinary Africans produce different types of Cannabis and make many Cannabis products for economic growth and other benefits. We need caring Africans+ in and outside Africa to help Africa.

Where are The African Activists, Successful Business folks, and Politicians for Cannabis Legalisation, Africa-wide or worldwide?

I suspect there is a ‘Jew’ or xyz called financial interest, indifference, and/or ingratitude telling western politicians and wealthy folks to quietly legalise Cannabis for western people, make billions, sell some to AFRICA+, but sympathise with African Lgbtq than marijuana folks who far outnumber them in prisons, in and beyond Africa. The other reality is there is no Jew, except fear+, telling African politicians there marijuana laws make sense or is kind. It is also vital for all the Cannabis activists in and beyond Africa to form an inner group towards an outer group for legalisation. The inner group can be mainly respectable activists from different countries, but should include rich folks and politicians for legalisation. Burna-Boy of Nigeria and P Diddy of u.s and many others are reportedly investing millions in the Cannabis Industry, but will they consider Africa if reminded or wait for Activists to work without financial and logistical help to free our people ? Activists immensely contributed to why you can invest in Cannabis today and we are not asking one million dollars per Activist, but how we can work together to help Africa make much more Billions in the new Cannabis industry and also stop the Arrests of our youths over Cannabis in reasonable ways like or better than Canada , California, and others.

Beside the many strategies we can discuss and explore towards Cannabis legalisation, An Africa wide musical Tour can help beyond Raising funds and the sensitization needed in Africa, similar to how NormL did in u.s. The kick off place for such a Tour can be Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, or South Africa. The Reasons I am naming these countries as preferred place is due to better hosting infrastructure, spending power of consumers, and population. I happen to be Gambian, but if you can convince the inner Group that having the kick off in Egypt , New York, Gambia, or Cameron is better, I will respect the votes. What matters more to me is touring at least twenty Countries and giving enough percentage towards more sensitization and court battle cost for legalisation in every Country.

Burna-Boy, P Diddy, and others can help reach-out to Akon, Bounty killer, Sizzla, Koffee, Damien Marley, and other Artists who may gladly contribute in one form or another. African Prisons are hard and If Dangoteh, Mo Ibrahim, or Oprah Winfrey truly understand the damage our Cannabis laws do, they will donate to organisations or movement where Diddy , Burna Boy or xyz ascertain transparency. Cannabis companies around the world may donate and human right activists may learn to urge. The traditional political prisoners and journalists in prison deserve help, but the truth is marijuana folks dominate African Prisons, they are different types of political prisoners , and may God reward their freeing like the Koran said about ‘free a neck’. Freedom is even more valuable than the millions or billions of the mentioned, and we have the task to work and God may free many more countries. Many politicians are also on cowardly political survival mood, so until people demand it strongly, only super brave politicians will act. The supreme Court judges can be educated to act, but need a court case and smart lawyers arguing for Conscience, as in South Africa, Mexico, and Beyond. Many African politicians will gladly respect a lower than supreme Court judge legalising cannabis and may not appeal.

Jarga Kebba Gigo, Writer and Activist

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