NACOB calls for decriminalisation of narcotic drug use

Criminalisation of drug use had not worked for the past century and for that reason, it was important for a paradigm shift
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Michael AddoThe Deputy Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) of Ghana, Mr Michael Addo, has called for the decriminalisation of narcotic drug use. According to him, suppliers and producers of narcotic substances should rather be punished under the law. Mr Addo said the major challenge confronting NACOB was the criminal aspect of the use of narcotic drugs. He stated that the country was wasting human resource through the jailing of able-bodied beings for using narcotic drugs and accordingly called for other sources of punishment besides custodial sentences for such persons. Rather, Mr Addo called for the strengthening of rehabilitation centres to treat drug addicts in order to integrate them into the society.