Feeling excited about the Government of Ghana’s legalization of cannibis for health and industrial purpose, Humour therapist and media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger has commended the government for the good initiative they have taken.
On Friday, 20th March, 2020, Ghana’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.
Some Health experts and Media personality over the years have always campaigned for this and would now be satisfied with this piece of legislation.
With the legalization of Cannabis for industrial and health purposes, Ghana joins countries like Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa who are changing their laws on narcotics.
Ghana’s new laws will make room for cannabis to be used to make medicines and hemp fibres use to make clothes, biofuel, paper and other products.
Ghana is hoping to rake in some revenue as well when industrial production of cannabis begins.
This not withstanding, The Commission, however, will have the mandate to control and eliminate the trafficking of prohibited narcotic drugs to ensure public safety.