Decriminalising Drug Use: Why It Is Important For Ghana

Decriminalising Drug Use: Why It Is Important For Ghana

There is a significant academic debate about the decriminalization of marijuana in the country, and this has received some degree of political and public support1. Some have argued that decriminalization will open a floodgate for drug use in the country, 2 while others (like myself), do not agree and see it instead as the best way to reduce drug use in the country. In practice, repressive drug laws have neither succeeded in reducing drug consumption nor put traffickers out of their lucrative business. Instead, these laws have only driven and expanded the trade underground.

 

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