n South African Medical Journal - Cannabis legal debacle : correspondence

Volume 101, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The editorial in the questioning whether it is time to decriminalise drugs refers. The Central Drug Authority (CDA) produced the South African Position Paper on Cannabis in 2004; however, the document was never made public or released. The Position Paper builds a case for prohibition on a 'public health' basis and ostensibly represents the government's position regarding cannabis.

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