Published Date: August 14, 2023

The Narcotics Control Commission Amendment Bill, 2023 (“the Amendment Bill”) was, on 12 July 2023, passed into law in Ghana.  The passing of the Narcotics Bill is a significant event as authorises the Minister of Interior to issue licenses permitting, in Ghana, the cultivation of cannabis, as well as the exploration of the properties of cannabis that may have medicinal effects and benefits.  While the Amendment Bill is welcomed, it has also resulted in some confusion, with some believing that the Amendment Bill legalises domestic use of cannabis, known as “wee” in Ghana.  The Narcotics Control Commission has, on social media, been clear about the purpose of the Amendment Bill and clearly indicated that the domestic use of wee has not be legalised in Ghana.

Source: EXPLAINER: What the Narcotics Control Commission Amendment Bill 2023 means (ghanaweb.com)
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