23-year-old Jamila Hajia speaking to DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa disclosed that she spends GHc20 on weed each day.
According to her, she has been smoking weed for 9 years with influence from nobody. She said she can smoke weed from morning till 12 midnight.
The mother of two revealed that her addiction to weed prevents her from traveling, however, if it is guaranteed that she can get weed at where she will be traveling to, then, of course, she can stay.
“Because of weed, I can’t even travel. I went to Nigeria and because I couldn’t get the kind of weed I wanted, I hurriedly came back to Ghana. In Kolegono, I was able to stay because I could get my kind of weed,” she noted.
She disclosed that, weed has varieties, and that the most expensive piece, in her ghetto, goes for six cedis, while the ordinary piece is either one or two cedis.
She added that her boyfriend and the father of her two children, also smoke weed, in addition to other drugs. When asked whether she smokes anything else apart from weed she said: “I only smoke weed and Pall Mall, I know cocaine but I don’t sniff, mine is just weed and Pall Mall.”
She pointed out all the bad effects of drugs. Asked why she still smokes despite knowing the danger associated with drugs, she said: “I can’t eat until I smoke.”
Jamila also lamented how the youth in the ghettos are dying of drugs, hence called on the Ghana government and private individuals to come to their aid.
According to her, she has been arrested and admitted several times by the police and in the hospital respectively, as a result of weed, but she keeps going back due to her addiction.
However, she claimed she is ever ready to stop should she get an extra helping hand.