Have Ghana Legalized Weed?

Have Ghana Legalized Weed? This post will give you an insight of whether or not Ghana has legalized weed or not.

Marijuana commonly known as Weed in Ghana is is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant.
Native to Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, the cannabis plant has been used as a drug for both recreational and entheogenic purposes and in various traditional medicines for centuries.

In answering the question Have Ghana legalized Weed, the answer is YES, Ghana Have LEGALIZED Weed BUT only for medicinal and industrial USE ONLY

What this mean is that, people can still not consume weed without prescription from a regulated health facility or approval from Narcitic control Board.

Here is The Facts Of Ghana Legalizing Weed

Ghana decriminalised the use of cannabis for health and industrial purposes only in March 2020 after a bill was passed in parliament.

The law also 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 still have the mandate to control and eliminate the trafficking of prohibited narcotic drugs to ensure public safety.

The new law also empowers the Minister for Interior to grant licences for the cultivation of cannabis of not more than 0.3 percent THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that gives the users a high sensation, for industrial and medicinal purposes.

Punishment for the cannabis-related offences has also been stiffened, according to a source on the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament.

Before this law was passed, Ghana’s Narcotic Drugs (Control, Enforcement and Sanction) Act, 1990, PNDC Law 236, criminalised narcotic drugs such as cannabis and states that anyone found in possession or importing a narcotic substance “shall on conviction be liable to imprisonment for a term of not less than 10 years.”

The manufacture, produce or distribution of such narcotics also faced similar sanctions.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 147 million people, or 2.5 percent of the world population, consume cannabis.

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