Why Ghana’s Parliament Has Passed Cannabis Law


Why Ghana’s Parliament Has Passed Cannabis Usage Law.

News that Ghana’s parliament has passed a controversial law allowing the industrial cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes has been generally welcomed.

The recreational use of marijuana remains illegal.

The Supreme Court had earlier overturned the Narcotic Control Commission Amendment Bill, saying that it was not properly debated by MPs.

That ruling upset the Attorney General’s office and the speaker of parliament – but the law was passed after a debate by MPs on Wednesday.

People the BBC spoke to on the streets of the capital, Accra, said it was a positive move, as long as growers were properly overseen.

This view was echoed by others concerned about young people who smoke cannabis – and the belief it fuels those engaged in criminal activities. (BBC)

Now, have a look at limited research that suggests cannabinoids might:

Reduce anxiety.
Reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
Control nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy.
Kill cancer cells and slow tumor growth.
Relax tight muscles in people with MS.
Stimulate appetite and improve weight gain in people with cancer and AIDS.

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