The Parliament of Ghana legalized cannabis for industrial and medicinal purposes last week, continuing a trend of marijuana reform on the African continent. With the passage of the Narcotics Control Commission Bill 2019, lawmakers legalized the production of low-THC cannabis, stopping short of full legalization, as MP Ras Mubarak clarified in a statement after the bill was passed. “What we have approved is not recreational marijuana. It’s important for people to understand the difference. .en.