Durban - Expect a ruling on whether cannabis will be legal for medicinal use by the end of the year.
This is the time frame the Speaker of Parliament has given to the matter, according to Narend Singh of the IFP.
This week, alongside their presidential elections, some American states voted to legalise cannabis for either medicinal or recreational use. Four states - California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine - opted to legalise it for recreational use.
“We don’t need to do research anymore. Enough research has been done,” said Singh. “However, if it was absolutely necessary, the Medical Research Council could do its own research.
“A number of people use cannabis illegally, but found relief. Why must we be married to chemotherapy and things like that?”