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Students consuming cannabis-infused ‘shito’ – NACOB

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has found that more students are consuming cannabis through their hot pepper sauce (‘shito’) at school.

Deputy Director of NACOB, Michael Addo who disclosed this to Joy News’ Matilda Wemegah urged parents to take interest in what their wards consume while in school.

“Please prepare better shito for them,” he pleaded, adding that their failure to do this is the reason many students are resorting to unscrupulous vendors whose products are laced with illegal and dangerous substances.

Mr Addo also alleged that some alcoholic beverage manufacturers are infusing cannabis into their products, a situation he cautioned against and called on consumers to be vigilant.

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NACOB set fire to the hard drugs seized within a year

He made these revelations when officials of NACOB destroyed some eight tonnes – one million cedis worth of marijuana and cannabis following a court directive.

NACOB was ordered to burn the dangerous substances seized from drug peddlers in the just one year – June 26, 2018, to June 26, 2019.

Mr Addo disclosed that among the illegal substances destroyed were cannabis and Khat – a drug which causes excitement and euphoria – intercepted at the airport, various borders in the country and at the Ghana Post.

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He said while Khat is not grown in Ghana, the country’s ports are being used to export it to Europe and the United States of America.

“Most of the other drugs that we control, cocaine, heroin and others will also be destroyed as soon as a court judgment is given for their destruction.”

This he said, is to prevent people from getting their hands on them.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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