Ghanaian actor Majid Michel has disclosed that officers from the Narcotic Control Commission arrested and interrogated him after sharing his experience with drugs and marijuana in an interview on Asaase Radio.
According to Majid, the Commission took his remark out of context due to some journalist reportage on the matter.
Speaking to Abeiku Santana on Okay FM, he revealed that the Commission, on Monday, April 11, picked him up, searched his home and subsequently sent him to their office for interrogation.
“Well if you say you have done some drugs maybe you are hiding some there still. If they catch you with even one roll of weed in your house, the house would be confiscated. They educated me a lot,”.
He further said the officers told him his properties, especially his cars would have been seized because they would have deduced he used them to transport drugs.
On Asaase Radio, Majid Michel urged the government to legalise marijuana asserting that weed does not pose a threat to people’s lives like other drugs.
“I’ve never heard of anybody who has overdosed on weed… I’ve done things out of weed. I’ve done cocaine, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), I’ve done other drugs that if I told you right now, you’ll not be able to pronounce.”
“These were years back and I didn’t struggle to overcome it. Maybe because of the smoke…maybe that’s why health-wise to smoke it’s not the best but to brew it, to drink it, I don’t see anything wrong with it. You drink teas, don’t you?”
“I am for it completely, but then again before anything is legalized, the government must make sure that they are ready to take responsibility and must exhaust the consequences that come true with the legalization of ‘weed’ before the decision is made,” he has said.