Ghana legalizes cannabis for health and industrial purposes

The new law empowers to grant licences for the cultivation of cannabis of not more than 0.3 percent THC
GhanaWeb (Ghana)
Saturday, March 21, 2020

ghana flag cannabisGhana has legalized the use of cannabis for health and industrial purposes as it joins other African countries hoping to derive economic and health benefits from the substance. On Friday 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 Commission, however, will have the mandate to control and eliminate the trafficking of prohibited narcotic drugs to ensure public safety. The Hemp Association of Ghana (HAG) has already signed a deal with a Ghanaian-owned Cannabis business operator based in Portugal. (See also: Ghana legalises use of cannabis for health and industrial purposes)