The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) has destroyed the largest amount of cannabis—about 50 tons—with a market worth of GHC 50 million that it has seized since 2021.
Through intelligence collecting operations by operators, the majority of the confiscated cannabis was intercepted from the Eastern and Volta areas.
Francis Opoku Amoah, the Public Affairs Director of NACOC, told Citi News that until the nation is prepared to legalize the drug, efforts are being taken to reduce its use and criminal trading. He mentioned that five people are currently standing trial for engaging in the trade of cannabis.
“For now, per our laws, it is illegal and I am also sure that you are aware and know that our new laws Act 10(19) Section 43 was going to make sure we get people license to cultivate hemp but as we speak now, the Supreme Court has put a break on it so we are waiting for the review and we will see if we can get people to cultivate it.”