Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill (Additional Comments)

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Submissions are now closed (since 13 May 2022)

Justice and Correctional Services

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services is currently considering amendments to the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill [B19 – 2020]. The committee invites interested parties/stakeholders to make written submissions on proposals to extend the subject of the Bill to, in addition, provide for:

  • commercial activities in respect of recreational cannabis;

  • the cultivation, possession and supply cannabis plants and cannabis by cultural or religious communities or organisations for cultural or religious purposes; and

  • the use of cannabis for palliation or medication;

Read: revised bill with proposed insertions

Submissions must be sent to cannabisbill@parliament.gov.za by no later than 13 May 2022.

Flowing from the first round of public submissions and the pursuant deliberations, the Committee identified certain subjects that the introduced Bill did not address and, received permission from the National Assembly to extend its scope. 

Enquiries may be directed to Mr V Ramaano at vramaano@parliament.gov.za and 083 709 8427 

Issued by Hon. Mr BG Magwanishe, MP, Chairperson: PC on Justice and Correctional Services

 

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