Ghana set to regulate hemp production

Ghana has commenced plans to formulate a legal framework to allow for the cultivation of Indian hemp in the country. Under this legal framework, growers of hemp would need a license to operate.

According to the Head of Communications and Media Relations at the Narcotics Control Commission, Francis Opoku Amoah, the Commission is preparing to present a Legislative Instrument (LI) to Parliament, spelling out the details of how one can qualify to be awarded a license to grow the hemp in the country.

The LI when passed, will allow growers to cultivate cannabis with less than 0.3% of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) for medical, industrial and scientific purposes only.

This is spelt out in the Narcotics Control Commission Act, 2020 (Act 1019), which was passed by Parliament on March 20, 2020 and assented to by the President on May 11, 2020.

 


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