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Police raided the home of the leader of the Dagga Party of South Africa, but all they found were a few seeds.

Jeremy Acton, whose party is registered in the Langeberg Municipality to contest the May 18 local government elections, said he was not at his Montagu farmhouse when police arrived early on Friday, but they questioned one of his workers and took him to the police station.

“They took all the pips and took photographs of my marijuana graphics and a poem I have for meditation.”

Acton, who was in Robertson at the time, said he wasn’t sure if a warrant had been issued for his arrest, but he wasn’t planning to return to Montagu until tomorrow.

Acton had taken his Dagga Party pamphlets to the police in Montagu and explained that he was fighting to get the herb legalised. He said he’d heard the police wanted to stop his efforts. - Weekend Argus