Cannabis users want same rights as smokers, drinkers

The parties do support drug legislation, and some form of regulation of cannabis, but feel the ban is inappropriate
News24 (South Africa)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cannabis users in South Africa want the same rights as alcohol drinkers and cigarette smokers to use the herb without fear of arrest, Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton said in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town. He said people caught using it were being treated unfairly, and mainly blacks were suffering because of this. “Racial profiling with regard to cannabis in South Africa is absolutely disgusting. I have seen darker- skinned people stopped and searched without a warrant on the streets, and yet I walk past with my pocket full.” (See also: No proof that dagga is harmful - Prince)