NA: No official proposal to legalize cannabis yet

Concerned groups advocating the legalisation of marijuana are yet to make official submissions to the relevant authorities on why Namibia should legalise the use of cannabis.

This was revealed by the chairperson of the Law Reform Development Commission (LRDC), Yvonne Dausab, last week during president Hage Geingob's Khomas regional townhall meeting.

At the meeting, Dausab said the government has made several calls for concerned groups to make well-researched submissions on why marijuana should be legalised, “setting out the basis on which that should be done”.

Despite the platform being created “a few years ago”, she noted that there hasn't been any formal submission from concerned members of the public.

She was responding to allegations made by the leader of the Ganja Users of Namibia (Gun), Brian Jaftha, that the government was infringing on certain citizens rights by criminalising the use, possession, growing and selling of cannabis and cannabis products.


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