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ACDP wants urgent parliamentary debate on judge’s dagga ruling
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The ACDP wants parliament to urgently debate a recent Cape High Court ruling legalising using and growing dagga at home and requiring parliament to amend dagga legislation within 24 months.
While the state has confirmed it will appeal the controversial ruling and SAPS say they will apply the existing law pending the outcome of the appeal, the ACDP wants an urgent debate on the implications of the ruling in order to ensure that current laws on the use of dagga are not repealed or amended, the party says in a press release.
It is not the role of the court to make legislation and Judge Dennis Davis has overstepped his mark and placed the court in the position of usurping the role of parliament and its democratically elected members, says ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley in a comment on the ruling.
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