Exciting to see, that in the week a Africa regulated cannabis report goes up singing the praises of possibilities on the continent we have the Zimbabwean Govt milking income for licenses, the Ethiopians sending the Israelis and Canadians house empty handed and her the Gambians stating emphatically they are not interested in even decriminalising cannabis.
Yes we have whispers in Lesotho, Tunisia & Morocco but only genuinely whispers.
We say be wary, Africa is a far a lot more conservative location than men and women like to think about. Just ask the Anglican church !
Gambian publication , The Point reports…..
‘Gov’t entirely opposes decriminalisation of cannabis use’
Monday, March 18, 2019
Minister of the Interior, Ebrima Mballow has stated that The Gambia government is entirely opposing the decriminalisation of cannabis use, adding that cannabis is the most problematic drug in The Gambia accountable for most drug associated crimes.
Mr. Mballow was speaking on Thursday, through the ministerial segment of the sixty-second session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria.
He additional held that the youth are very vulnerable to cannabis abuse major to an improve in the quantity of youth with drug-induced psychosis. He hence known as on the CND to take a stronger and realistic position in tackling the trouble of cannabis abuse.
“Like several other nations in the globe especially in Africa, controlled drugs continue to obtain their way into the illegal marketplace in The Gambia, resulting to several young men and women access to it and as a result the misusing and abuse,” he stated, adding that the Drug Manage Act (DCA) has outlined the requirements and situations that need to be fulfilled prior to import, export or place particularly controlled drugs on transit by means of The Gambia and as effectively the Medicines and Connected Goods Act 214
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