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Response from the Medical Research Council of South Africa

From: Dagga Movement
Date: Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM
To: amathee@mrc.ac.za
RE: Article published by Boland Gazette


“There is a major concern that hookah pipes, after a while, may serve as a gateway to the use of other harmful drugs,” says Professor Angela Mathee, Director, Environmental and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council.

Why does the MRCSA continue to deny the health benefits of dagga? Why does the MRCSA continue to spread propaganda but keep silent on the truth?

Please release the study that you have promised to do for over 4 years.


Michael Hawthorne
Dagga Movement


From: Angie Mathee
Date: Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 7:16 AM
To: Dagga Movement

Many thanks – it is a lovely article.



Professor Angela Mathee

Director: Environment & Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council

Director: World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Urban Health

Visiting Professor: University of Johannesburg

Associate Professor: University of the Witwatersrand

Unit Director: Prof. Angela Mathee of the Medical Research Council base her views regarding dagga on propaganda and not scientific fact.