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Namibia sets tup task force to consider cannabis legalisation

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Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila’s office is chairing a task force committee to consult on the regulation and controlled use of cannabis in Namibia.

The Namibian reports that this comes after the Ministry of Health and Social Services last week called for public submissions on cannabis and cannabis-related products. Ben Nangombe, executive director of health and social services, called for the proposals after the International Narcotics Control Board reported that 33 countries have now permitted the cultivation of cannabis for medical and research purposes. They include several SADC states.

Nangombe last week told the Windhoek Observer the Ministry had engaged various governmental agencies on the issue. Justice Minister Yvonne Dausab said the matter is also receiving attention and the authorities have been approached by the Ganja Association ‘to consider the reform of drug-abuse laws in the country’.

 

Full The Namibian report

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