Ambrosini gives details of dagga appeal - Daily News | News

Mario Oriani-Ambrosini EMOTIONAL.JPGINDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERSMario Oriani-Ambrosini became emotional when Jacob Zuma addressed him in Parliament on Thursday. Picture: DAVID RITCHIE

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IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini’s urgent call for the legalisation of dagga for medicinal use seems to have found an ear in the country’s top office.

“I was touched to see the man I’ve known and worked with for more than 20 years in this condition. I’ve asked the minister of health to look into this matter,” President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday during his reply to the parliamentary debate on last week’s State of the Nation address.

Less than two hours earlier, Oriani-Ambrosini, flanked by IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi and IFP caucus chairman Velaphi Ndlovu, released details of his private member’s bill, the Medical Innovation Bill.

“I am here because I am a man of principle. This is not an easy thing to...

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