S Africa's top court legalises personal, private ganja use

South Africa’s Constitutional Court has ruled that personal use of marijuana is not a criminal offence

News24.com reported that the Constitutional Court ruling follows a similar ruling by the Western Cape High Court past year which ruled that the private use and cultivation of dagga was not illegal.

"The effect of the judgement of this court is to decriminalise the use or possession of cannabis by an adult in private or that adult person's consumption in private".

This judgment stems from the original controversial ruling in the Western Cape High Court in 2017, which stated that the possession, cultivation and use of dagga at home was allowed.

The court gave parliament 24 months to change the law to reflect its ruling.

Three cannabis users facing prosecution for consuming the drug have argued to the Constitutional Court that the prohibition of cannabis "intrudes unjustifiably into their private spheres", breaching their constitutional rights.

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Zondo ruled on Tuesday that Sections 4 (b) and 5 (b) of the Drugs Act, and Section 22A (9)(a)(i) of the Medicines Act were unconstitutional and invalid, to the extent that it prohibits the use of possession of cannabis by an adult in private for the adult's personal consumption in private. The ruling also approved growing marijuana for personal consumption.

However, leader of the Dagga Party, Gareth Prince says they will be challenging that High Court ruling that the cannabis laws as they now stand violate equality laws.

The beverage company made the confirmation while responding to a report from BNN Bloomberg that said it was in talks with Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc.to develop drinks infused with cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana.

However, the judgement did not specify the amount that can be used by an adult in private use.

"Parliament has to consult members of the public and determine whether this ruling is in the best interests of our people". Multiple government departments appealed and wanted weed use at home to remain illegal.

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