Marijuana users must be rehabilitated not jailed – NACOB boss

Calls for a reform and national debate in Ghana's approach to the substance
Modern Ghana (Ghana)
Saturday, August 6, 2016

The Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), Yaw Akrasi Sarpong believes a lenient paradigm shift is needed in the approach of law enforcement to crimes involving marijuana. Mr. Sarpong described as a waste of money and an “onslaught on conscience” the fact that people are arrested for possession of marijuana. The NACOB boss is not stranger to more left-field approaches to the substance as he previously called for a national debate on the legalization of marijuana in Ghana. He acknowledged that marijuana was a major problem in Africa but held that the response to this scourge by society was “completely misunderstood.”