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The Rastafarian community in the Free State says it’s opposed to the new Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill.
The draft bill was published by the Department of Justice and Correctional Services last month.
It gives effect to a Constitutional Court judgment delivered in September 2018.
The Court declared parts of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act and Medicines and Related Substances Control Act unconstitutional and decriminalised the private use of dagga.
The Rastafarian community says the Bill is arbitrary and does not consider their needs.
They further contend that it discriminates against Rastafarian children who have to use Cannabis for sacrament and religious purposes.
SABC NEWS reporter Teboho Letshana joins us live for more.

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