Cannabis debate flares up South Africa


A drug to some and an addiction to others, the consumption of cannabis has steered debate in South Africa, on whether it should be decriminalized.

Gerd Hermann has the drug grown in his backyard garden, well aware it is illegal in the country. But this does not prevent him from locally producing medicinal oil from cannabis, a valuable product sought by many with medical complications.

But with legal obstacles, conducting the activity has not been easy for the 49-year old.

“People are despera…

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