WHICHEVER way you look at it, dagga is medicine. Even if you smoke it just to get "high", it doesn’t only alter your consciousness and cognitive functional — it has other pharmacologic effects on body and mind.There is intense lobbying for the legalisation of the common South African weed and equally vehement groups that want its possession and use to remain a criminal offence.The "dagga couple", as the media have dubbed Lanseria activists Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clark, have been joined by doctors, psychologists, lawyers and other interested parties campaigning for the legalisation of dagga for medical and recreational use.But there are other committed health and legal professionals who say the risks of dagga far outweigh the benefits, and that legalisation is not an option for a variety of religious, cultural and economic reasons.Stobbs and Clark became "reluctant activists" after the police arrived at their Johannesburg home at 2am in late 2010, "trying to bash the door down". Th...
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