Legal dagga could soon be a reality
15:26 Mon, 20 Feb 2017
Legal dagga could soon be a reality  | News Article
Hydroponic Dagga farm
Cape Town - The Inkatha Freedom Party hopes medical marijuana will be legalised in South Africa before the end of this year.


It was I-F-P MP, the late Mario Ambrosini, who tabled a bill in Parliament in 2014 - and pleaded with President Jacob Zuma to decriminalise dagga for medical purposes.


Since Ambrosini's death from lung cancer, there have been a number of meetings in Parliament with the Health Department and the Medicines Control Council.


NOW the M-C-C has indicated that it will soon be publishing guidelines on the production of medical cannabis for public consideration.


The I-F-P's Narend Singh says public consultation, and examining the market will guide government in its next steps.


Meanwhile...

The Dagga Party and others also have a case in front of the Western Cape High Court to have South Africa's prohibition of dagga declared unconstitutional; regardless of the intended use.

Those arguments have been heard, and they're expecting a judgment soon.

The Dagga Party's Jeremy Acton says marijuana users should expect a judgement in time for Easter celebrations, as the deadline will then be due.


- OFM News


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