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Term: Dagga Party

Dagga Party (Wikipedia)

Iqela Lentsango: The Dagga Party of South Africa (more commonly known as the Dagga Party) is a South African political party founded in February 2009 by Jeremy Acton, who remains the party's leader. "Dagga" is a South African colloquial term for cannabis, the legalisation of which forms the core of the party's platform. The Dagga Party was established to allow voters who support the legalisation of dagga to have representation in elections.

Dagga Party
isiXhosa nameIqela Lentsango
LeaderJeremy Acton
FoundedFebruary 2009 (2009-02)
IdeologyCannabis legalisation

The party failed to register with the Independent Electoral Commission in order to contest the 2014 or 2019 South African general election because it could not raise the required R200,000 registration fee. However, the party entered into an alliance with African Democratic Change for 2019.

The party's position is that cannabis users should have the same rights as people who use tobacco and alcohol.

Acton was one of the people responsible for bringing the case before a South African court which resulted in the partial decriminalisation of dagga in South Africa.

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