Ghana: Narcotics Control Commission to regulate growth of cannabis

The Narcotics Control Commission (NCC) says it is considering regulating the growth and distribution of cannabis across the country while exploring its commercial benefits.

The Ashanti Regional Director of NCC, Samuel Yeboah, believes the best course of action regarding the abuse or addiction to illicit drugs and narcotics is intervention and regulation.

“We want to regulate the growth and use of cannabis plants that have a tiny amount of THC as this can allow the substance to carry out its medicinal benefits and not negatively impact the user,” he told David Akuetteh on Luv FM.

Mr. Yeboah maintained that the NCC aims to eliminate the illegal trafficking of cannabis and referenced the Narcotics Commission Act 1019.

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