Monday , July 13 2020

Ghana Finally Legalizes Weed

Ghana has finally legalised weed (known in our local parlance as wee) after a lot of pressure from some Reggae/Dancehall artistes and other prominent people in the country.
On Friday- March 20 2020 the country’s Parliament passed into law the Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019. The law now makes the country’s Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) a Commission with enhanced powers to oversee the industrial use of some narcotic substances.

The law does not in any way allow individuals or companies to deal in illicit drug trade but solely for medicinal use.

With this new development, Ghana thus joins other African countries like Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa who have altered their laws on narcotics.

Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used for medical or recreational purposes.

psychoactive component of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol, one of the 483 known compounds in the plant, including at least 65 other cannabinoids.

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