'It is God’s precious plant' - woman creates cannabis oil for chronic patients

2017-02-21 09:22

News24 sat down with a Johannesburg maker of cannabis oil for people with chronic illnesses.

'I used cannabis oil to cure my cancer'

2015-05-18 15:37

Many people are claiming that cannabis oil is a miracle cure for conditions like epilepsy, cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis, especially after conventional medicine proved to be unsuccessful.

Is there a place for dagga in medicine?

2015-04-09 15:44

Are the medical benefits of cannabis being over-hyped? The government is looking into this at a conference about the safety and dangers of cannabis use in South Africa.

Campaign for assisted suicide heads to ConCourt

2014-08-21 05:00

Campaign group Dignity SA has revealed plans to take the debate over legalising assisted suicide to the Constitutional Court. News24 finds out more.

Mogoeng: Ambrosini an astute jurist

2014-08-17 08:30

Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini will be remembered as an astute jurist, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says.

IFP MP Oriani-Ambrosini dies

2014-08-16 12:50

Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini has died after a long battle with terminal lung cancer, his family says.

Legalise marijuana!

2014-02-20 08:09

An MP's call to permit medical marijuana aims in the right direction, but doesn't go far enough at all, says Simon Williamson.

Stricken MP pleads for cancer centre

2013-10-22 19:39

Terminally-ill politician Mario Oriani-Ambrosini has returned to the National Assembly with a poignant call for a new centre for the treatment of cancer.

Info bill is a democracy exercise - MP

2013-09-27 22:24

The fight against certain parts of the protection of state information bill has been South Africa's first real exercise of democracy, MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini says.

Ambrosini bill hailed as 'historic'

2013-01-31 20:22

The introduction of a private member's bill by IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini is historic, Parliament's trade and industry portfolio committee chairperson Joan Fubbs says.


IFP welcomes 'giant step forward' for medical cannabis use

2016-11-24 19:07

The IFP has welcomed the Department of Health's commitment to opening up processes that could lead to the legalisation of medical cannabis for chronic illnesses.

Mystery bankie at cannabis roundtable explained

2015-04-09 17:19

The mystery of the small zip lock bag containing what looked like three dagga seeds left on everybody's seat at a conference on medicinal cannabis use, has been solved.

The day Mario Oriani-Ambrosini stopped the pain

2014-09-21 19:29

His wife, sister, a friend and a nurse stayed up talking to him all night and, shortly before dawn, put on his favourite opera – Verdi’s Aida – when he asked to be left alone.

Emotional goodbyes to Ambrosini

2014-08-19 17:26

An emotional IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has told of a message by Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, who committed suicide, “I'm dying in peace and serenity surrounded by the love of my family”.

Zuma saddened by Ambrosini's death

2014-08-16 20:28

President Jacob Zuma has expressed sadness at the death of IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini.

Call for research into medical marijuana

2014-03-13 07:17

Members of Parliament have had mixed reactions to a call for alternative cancer treatments, including medical marijuana, to be considered by government. Many have called for research.

Decriminalise medical use of dagga - MP

2014-02-19 17:23

Cancer-stricken Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini has made an impassioned plea to the government to decriminalise the medical use of dagga.

Info bill sent back to committee

2013-10-22 18:34

The National Assembly has referred the protection of state information bill back to the ad hoc committee that drafted and recently reviewed it, because it had failed to observe procedural rules.

MP details his lung cancer battle

2013-05-22 13:12

IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini has announced that he is suffering from inoperable lung cancer and has rejected chemotherapy as a treatment option.

No instability in SA, Zuma maintains

2012-11-15 20:41

The country is not facing instability as a result of violent wildcat strikes over the past few months, President Jacob Zuma says.

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