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Ghana Lawmakers Passes Cannabis Cultivation


Ghana’s Parliament passed the Cannabis Act into law, marking a historic milestone for significant progress. This law legalizes the cultivation of cannabis for medical, recreational, and industrial purposes. It also capitalizes on the $15.8 billion (2023 estimated) market value of cannabis, which is expected to reach $40.1 billion in 2030. The act is in line with the global momentum surrounding the numerous benefits of cannabis.

The Ghanaian parliament has made a groundbreaking decision, as seen by the passing of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020 (Act 1019), which recognized the potential of cannabis.
Though cannabis was previously considered illegal for any purpose, the Parliament’s approval has made it possible to fully utilize the potential of the cannabis sector by giving the Minister of Interior the authority to issue licenses to interested parties.

It’s also important to keep in mind that Ghana’s economic problem may be sustainable if cannabis is adopted because the Acts permit research into the drug’s many advantages.

This adoption has ushered lawmakers into transforming Ghana’s cannabis regulation while exploring the full range of cannabis-related activities, such as import, export, distribution, processing, and growing, covered by licensing while boosting the economy.

With cannabis use fostering economic development and employment opportunities, Ghanaians stand to benefit from all-around usage as Ghana’s lawmakers pass the Cannabis Act.

This act will create a legal framework for regulating and taxing cannabis-related activities, ultimately leading to economic growth and job creation in Ghana.

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