Seth Acheampong, the Eastern Regional Minister, has thanked God for moving lawmakers’ hearts to approve the Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2023, which grants permits for wee growing.
The minister claims that by giving many young people work chances, this new development would considerably contribute to the economic prosperity of the nation.
Members of Parliament approved the Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) Bill on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
As a result, the Ministry of Interior is now required to grant permits for the production of cannabis, allowing for the use of this plant for a variety of advantageous purposes.
In order to cultivate marijuana for industrial and medical uses, as long as it has a 0.3% THC level, anyone interested in wee cultivation must submit an application for a license to the Ministry of the Interior.
Seth Acheampong, a former Mpraeso member of parliament, expressed his happiness that the NACOC Bill has finally been enacted while appearing on the Big Agenda with Abena Opokua Ahwenee.
He said: “My sister, first of all, let me thank the Almighty God for this day. It has been my prayers and dream, and here we are. I’m extremely happy.”
Mr. Acheampong added that even though the measure has been approved, it must still have the president’s final assent before production regulations can be finalized.
He cautioned the populace not to overreact to the news that Parliament had approved the measure since marijuana possession and usage for recreational purposes are still prohibited by Ghanaian law.
He emphasized, “yes, Parliament has passed the bill, but it doesn’t mean you can possess the substance. If you want to produce it, you must go through the appropriate channels.”