South Africa Marijuana Use At Home Now Legal
South Africa Marijuana Use At Home Now Legal as a High Court has declared that it is an infringement to ban the use of dagga by adults in private homes.
In making the ruling on Friday, it has allowed for the possession, cultivation and use dagga at home, for private use, noted News24.
“Acton, Prince, and 18 plaintiffs applied to the court for the Criminal Prohibition of Dagga Act (sections 4b and 5c), read with certain sections of Part III of Schedule 2 of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act, to be declared unconstitutional.”
These sections make it a crime to possess a drug, unless it is for a variety of medical reasons, meaning it was criminal to use marijuana in the country.
In addition to the decriminalisation of marijuana, the court also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act within the next 24 months to reflect the ruling.