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