Dagga Party

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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.[1] The Dagga Party was established to allow voters who support the legalisation of dagga to have representation in elections.[2]

The party failed to register with the Independent Electoral Commission in order to contest the 2014 South African general election,[3] missing the deadline because the required R200,000 registration fee could not be raised in time.[4]

The party's position is that daggafarians should have the same rights as people who use tobacco and alcohol.[5]

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.[6]

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