Parliament begins public hearings on cannabis bill

File: Cannabis. Pixabay/herbalhemp

CAPE TOWN - Parliament’s Justice Committee will begin three days of public hearings into the cannabis for private purpose bill.

The use of the plant has been decriminalised.

READ: What history teaches us about shaping SA's new cannabis laws

But, the buying and selling of cannabis, cannabis oil and cannabis seeds remain illegal.

The new draft bill outlines possession rules for users as well as people who wish to cultivate it.

The Health Department has made presentations in Parliament backing the bill.


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