You can smoke weed at home in South Africa – Court ruling

The Western Cape High Court has ruled that it is an infringement to ban the use of dagga by adults in private homes.

According to a report by News24, the ruling allows for the possession, cultivation, and use of dagga at home for private use.

“It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act,” stated at the report.

This must be done within 24 months.

The ruling comes after Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton and Rastafarian Garreth Prince applied to the court to decriminalise marijuana.

“They submitted that the laws prohibiting dagga use are unfair, discriminatory, outdated, and applied disproportionately to black users,” stated the report.

Now read: Top weed-smoking IT professions in South Africa

Latest news

Partner Content

Show comments

Recommended

Share this article
You can smoke weed at home in South Africa – Court ruling