The Government of Ghana 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 marijuana.
The country’s Parliament passed into law the Narcotics Control Commission Bill on Friday. 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, our source reports.
The Commission, however, will have the mandate to control and eliminate the trafficking of prohibited narcotic drugs to ensure public safety. The new law makes provision for that as well now classifying drug abuse a public health issue.