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ConCourt rules that law banning dagga use in private is unconstitutional

Cannabis 2018 Legal personal use in South Africa

We recently wrote a post about the landmark judgement which would be handed down today, and it’s now been made official! Cannabis/Marijuana/Dagga decriminalized in South Africa for personal use and cultivation at home.

Thousands of South Africans have been waiting patiently now for over a year since the original court case to find out if they can use Cannabis in the privacy of their own home.

The Constitutional Court has upheld a ruling by Western Cape High Court judge Dennis Davis that South Africans may grow cannabis – known locally as dagga – for personal use.

“The right to privacy is not confined to a home or private dwelling. It will not be a criminal offence for an adult person to use or be in possession of cannabis in private space,” deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo said on Tuesday.

In a landmark ruling on Tuesday morning, South Africa’s highest court dealt a blow to the Minister of Justice when it dismissed the appeal against Judge Davis’ judgment. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, announcing a unanimous verdict, said that certain sections of the legislation covering the use of cannabis was unconstitutional. This means that “no adult will be arrested for being in possession of Dagga for personal use in South Africa”.

22:15 minutes in is what you may be wanting to hear.

If you are wanting to obtain a legal licence to grow medicinal Cannabis for export or start up a business and need a Cannabis Consultant in South Africa then kindly CLICK HERE for more information.

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