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Phytosciences Ghana Executes Strategic Partnership With Darko Law Firm

ACCRA, Ghana, Dec. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Phytosciences Ghana Consultants Limited, a cannabis consulting firm, and subsidiary of the Phytosciences GmbH, has announced it will be retaining Darko Law Firm to oversee the regulatory and licensing aspect of Phytosciences Ghana’s service offerings.

“Darko Law Firm will be our legal advisors providing regulatory and licensing assistance to any client wishing to work with cannabis in Ghana and has already proven vital in helping us achieve our goals of establishing a safely regulated medicinal cannabis market,” said Dr. Pritesh Kumar, the Managing Director of Phytosciences GmBH.

Darko Law Firm has its corporate office located in Achimota, Accra, which was the deciding factor for Phytosciences Ghana in this partnership, as the company has established a strong presence in Ghana. Darko Law Firm is a highly regarded firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services for domestic and international clients. Darko Law Firm offers a wide range of corporate legal services including government relations.

“At Phytosciences, one of our main objectives is to advocate for legislation that ensures safe, regulated, and credible standards of all aspects of the cultivation, processing, quality control, and distribution of medical cannabis,” said Dr. Pritesh Kumar. “Darko Law Firm’s expertise will help us continue to shape the regulatory framework for Ghana and form strategic partnerships that will benefit local and foreign companies. The institutional knowledge Darko Law Firm provides has already proven vital in helping us achieve our initial goals and begin establishing a safely regulated medicinal cannabis market.”

“During the interim time as Chief Operating Officer for Phytosciences Ghana, Darko Law Firm has established relationships with the team and has seen first-hand the diligence they bring to establishing a market where cannabis-derived medicines are safe and accessible to those who need it,” said Eric Okyere Darko, founding partner of Darko Law Firm. “Everyone at Darko Law Firm is excited to begin this next phase of growth and see the transformative social and economic impact a healthy cannabis industry could have for Ghana.”

The Ghana practice of Darko Law Firm offers a wide range of legal services including general litigation, debt collection, government relations, family law, and immigration law. Okyere Darko earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Ghana and a Barrister-at-Law Degree from the Ghana School of Law. He then relocated to the United States where he earned a master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the Long Island University in New York and a master’s degree in Law and Letters (LL.M) at Fordham University School of Law specializing in international business and trade law.

Okyere Darko is a member of the New York State Bar Association; New York County Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Immigration Lawyers Association; New York County Lawyers Association; Association of Ghanaian Lawyers in America and Ghana Bar Association.

About Phytosciences Ghana

Phytosciences Ghana Solutions limited is a branch of PhytoSciences Consultants GmBH, a global consulting firm with a vast resource base of proprietary knowledge, methodologies, and experience. They provide clients access to an international network of scientists and subject matter experts. PhytoSciences Ghana also offers access to its global knowledge management system, a proprietary network that provides start-up cannabis companies and regulators strategic support in developing, strategizing, and executing commercial and policy objectives. PhytoSciences Ghana is helping develop a viable framework for legislative change and offers tailored solutions to local companies so they can strategically maneuver the market as it emerges.

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