Items tagged with ghana

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Ghana’s bold step away from the ‘war on drugs’ [13.10.2017] Ghana is poised to become the first African country, and the first country outside of Europe and the Americas, to decriminalise the personal possessi...
The green gold rush: Could Africa be on the verge of a weed race? [09.10.2017] Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent eac...
Marijuana users must be rehabilitated not jailed – NACOB boss [06.08.2016] The Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), Yaw Akrasi Sarpong believes a lenient paradigm shift is needed in the approach of law...
The journey to decriminalization [24.06.2016] There is a significant academic debate about decriminalization of marijuana in Ghana, and this has received some degree of political and public suppo...
Ghana to decriminalize narcotics? [10.03.2016] The United Nations is due to hold a special session on drug policy in April and one of Ghana's most famous sons, Kofi Annan, has already weighed into...
West Africa: Forging a West African consensus on UNGASS [31.01.2016] A news story cited Ghana's Deputy Superintendent of Police, David Selom Hukportie, as bemoaning the formidable challenges he faces trying to destroy ...
Decriminalise cannabis; consider its commercial benefits - Akrasi-Sarpong [28.07.2015] Yaw Akrasi-Sarpong, Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board, called for an open debate with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), to join in...
European Cannabis Policies Under Attack [01.04.2002] A strong attack against the European practice of 'leniency' regarding cannabis use and possession took place at the United Nations Commission on Narc...

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