Seychelles’ court allows push for medical marijuana to move forward, rebuffing Attorney General

The Constitutional Court of Seychelles has dismissed preliminary objections by the Attorney General’s office against a petition to establish regulations allowing access to cannabis for medical purposes.

Following the ruling on Tuesday, Frank Elizabeth, the lawyer of Ralph Volcere — the petitioner — said he is very happy that the court has rejected all preliminary objections.

“I believe strongly in that case. I believe strongly that people who are ill, who want to try an alternative other than conventional medicine, should get the chance to do so,” Elizabeth told SNA.

The objections put forth by the Attorney General’s office were that the petitioner should not be able to file a petition on behalf of another person and that the court cannot give a decision to oblige the government to do anything based on the notion of separation of power….
Source: Seychelles News Agency