Angry anti-drug activist from Eldorado Park says no to dagga legalisation

Doreleen James from Eldorado Park in Johannesburg had some impassioned words about the legalisation of marijuana.

She runs a rehab centre and is a tireless anti-drug activist.

she challenges those who say dagga is not a gateway drug.

Take a drive through our communities and townships and see what we are faced with.

Doreleen James, Eldorado Park anti-drug activist

Read: "Prohibition of cannabis does not work in the 21st century"

James says most of the addicts in the centre started with dagga and she is furious that those lobbying for the legalisation of dagga are unable to see the destructive effects it has on young people.

Speak to any mother who's child has been smoking dagga since the age of 14, and find out what happens in the home.

Doreleen James, Eldorado Park anti-drug activist

Take a listen to her forceful argument:


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