South Africa To Consider Medical Marijuana Bill

For the first time in its history, South Africa will consider a bill calling for the legalisation of medical marijuana.

The bill’s sponsor, cancer-stricken Member of Parliament Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, says legalising marijuana will help patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses. The opposition politician admitted to Parliament this week that he uses the drug to manage chronic pain related to his late-stage lung cancer.

In what some considered an emotional speech, Oriani-Ambrosini appealed to parliament Wednesday to help terminally ill patients like him:

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