Ghana on 20th March 2020 joined other African countries to legalize the use of cannabis for health and industrial purposes hoping to derive economic and health benefits from the substance.
According to 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.
In this respect, the legalized cannabis are purposely for health and industrial purposes only but not for public consumption.
It is still illegal to smoke weed and even minister it without any health prescription hence the Commission, however, will have the mandate to control and eliminate the trafficking of prohibited narcotic drugs to ensure public safety.
One also has to acquire legal documents from the commission before cultivating cannabis.