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Support DFL in the ‘Dagga Court Case’

Legal Department – Shadrack Mafutsa, Martus de Wet, Adv Kemp SC, Dr Van Eeden and John Smyth QC,
Legal Team – Shadrack Mafutsa, Martus de Wet, Adv Kemp SC, Dr Van Eeden and John Smyth QC,

On the 31st of July 2017 a court case commenced in the Pretoria High Court concerning the constitutional legality of South Africa’s dagga legislation. The media is calling it the “Trial of the Plant”. DFL joined the case to be of assistance to the State and we are opposing the legalisation of dagga in the interest of all South Africans; especially our youth and their future. The case ran for the full three weeks that was set aside for it but has not been concluded and will therefore continue next year. The court will notify of the date on which the case will commence in due course. We appeal to you to assist us with covering the substantial legal costs of this important court case… read more

The Legal Department’s task is to convey the correct perspective in relation to medical ethical issues. This is done by means of involvement in court actions and submissions to Parliament and other forums where such issues are being discussed. Drawing from various legal counsel and international experts on the respective issues/fields, DFL ensures the highest standards of advice to members and society.

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