Hiplife artiste, Emmanuel Botwe, known by his stage name Kwaw Kese, popularly called Abodam who has been off the screens for a while now has revealed that he still actively smokes cannabis.
He said he will not force any of his children to stop using marijuana if they think it is good for them.
The controversial rapper was arrested by the police in Kumasi on Saturday, November 22, 2014, for allegedly smoking cannabis in public.
On Thursday, April 23, 2015, Judge William Boampong sentenced him to a day’s imprisonment and a fine of GH¢1,200.
The rapper after his release and fine said he was embarking on campaign against drug abuse in the country.
Speaking in an interview on Graphic showbiz, he revealed that he is done pretending that he does not smoke the banned herb adding that he will not stop his children from using the substance.
“I will not force my children to stop using marijuana if they think it is good for them. It is like food. If my child walks up to me and says daddy, I think weed is good for me and I want to use it, I can’t do anything about it as long as they do not abuse it or use if for the wrong reasons.
“Those who use weed are not wayward people, they are not irresponsible. We need to educate people so that the negative stereotyping will stop,” he said.
He added that Ghana will benefit from legalizing marijuana.
“We can export it, tax it and it will help boost our economy. There are medicinal benefits as well. If Kofi Annan has come out to back this then it means it is something good. That man I know is not someone who falls for just anything and I am glad he has joined the movement,” Kwaw Kese noted.