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NPA to hear medicinal marijuana case after Hawks bust cannabis oil operation

The contentious matter of medicinal marijuana has resurfaced after the Hawks conducted a raid on a cannibis oil operation in Richards Bay last week.

South African dagga activist Bobby Greenhash (real name Sheldon Cramer) owns a foundation which provides cannabis oil to cancer sufferers and other patients free of charge.

Cramer is waiting to hear whether he faces prosecution after his various products were confiscated by a specialised unit.

We haven't been formally charged at this point, but the case is going to be submitted to the National Prosecuting Authority.

Sheldon Cramer, aka Bobby Greenhash

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk’s Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Cramer has been dubbed as “the Robin Hood of cannabis oil” and says the battle is not against the police, but rather with the state who has not taken a stance on the pharmaceutical use of marijuana.

Parliament continues to look into the issue of legalising marijuana for medicinal purposes but the wheels are turning very slowly.

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