Dagga Party aims 'high'

The Dagga Party plans to contest the 2014 general elections.

Jeremy Acton of the Dagga Party. Picture: Renee de Villiers/EWN

CAPE TOWN - As politicians gear up for 2014's general elections - one party with "high" hopes is The Dagga Party of South Africa.

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says all parties are welcome to register unless they promote an offensive stance on race, religion, gender and hatred.

The IEC's Norman du Plessies says, "Parties such as the Dagga Party are not illegal. If you want to promote a particular idea that in itself is not illegal."

The Dagga Party wants the cannabis plant to be legalised in South Africa and promises to create jobs and build houses.

South Africa has over 100 political parties.