Entertainment of Monday, 25 May 2020
Source: My News GH
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Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy says since the government has seen the need to sanction the commercialization of marijuana otherwise known has weed, he will consider going into farming.
According to him, government has evaluated the product and have come to the conclusion that it a viable venture hence the decision to legalize its usage for medicinal purpose and its commercialization.
He made this known when he spoke in an interview with Accra-based Hitz FM monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
”Once the government that regulates the use of marijuana has legalized the cultivation because it knows the purpose and why somethings have to happen. The government will not just commercialize the export of marijuana, they did it because they know how viable it is so as a private businessman if I look at it and it’s viable why not?” he noted.
Ghana has legalized the use of cannabis for health and industrial purposes. This is after Parliament passed the Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019 on Friday (March 20, 2020).
The new law empowers the Minister for Interior to grant licences for the cultivation of cannabis of not more than 0.3 percent THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that gives the users a high sensation, for industrial and medicinal purposes.
The law also makes the country’s Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) a Commission with enhanced powers to oversee the industrial use of some narcotic substances.
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