Why the 'legalization' of cannabis is not what Ghanaians think it is

It has been misconstrued by some Ghanaians to mean legalization of cannabis for personal use, which is not the case
Pulse / Reuters (Ghana)
Saturday, March 21, 2020

On Friday, parliament passed the new Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019, which enhanced the powers of the country’s Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) to oversee the industrial use of some narcotic substances. In the bill, parliament decided to incorporate a clause that will allow for the industrial use of cannabis with THC level of not more than 0.3 percent, according to Kennedy Osei Nyarko, the Member of Parliament for Akim Swedru. This is to allow companies producing jute sacks for cocoa and other produce to set up their plants and produce them locally instead of importing them from India and other countries. However, this has been misconstrued by some Ghanaians to mean legalization of cannabis for personal use, which is not the case.