Ghanaian Rapper Yaa Pono, has publicly admitted that he smokes marijuana.
However, Ghanaian rapper, Yaa Pono has disclosed that he smokes weed and that he does for a reason. Smoking weed, he believes, is the major source of inspiration for him in the studio.
There are some other acts who smoke but do everything possible to hide because of the strict laws against the use of marijuana. Just like Kwaw Kese who was convicted recently for smoking marijuana.
Marijuana has been used as an agent for achieving euphoria since ancient times; it was described in a Chinese medical reference traditionally considered to date from 2737 B.C. Its use spread from China to India and then to N Africa and reached Europe at least as early as A.D.
The first direct reference to a cannabis product as a psychoactive agent dates from 2737 BC, in the writings of the Chinese emperor Shen Nung.
The focus was on its powers as a medication for rheumatism, gout, malaria, and oddly enough, absent-mindedness.
Mention was made of the intoxicating properties, but the medicinal value was considered more important. In India, though it was clearly used recreationally.
The Muslims too used it recreationally for alcohol consumption was banned by the Koran. It was the Muslims who introduced hashish, whose popularity spread quickly throughout 12th century Persia (Iran) and North Africa.
According to the rapper, it makes him have more lyrics when recording.
While speaking in a recent interview, he was asked by a fan via SMS if he smokes and the rapper responded by saying;
“My lyrical inspiration comes from smoking weed. I smoke heavily before I enter the studio but it’s not something I do daily. I only smoke when it’s time for recording.”