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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

South Africa's Highest Court Legalizes The Use Of Cannabis In Private.

South Africa's highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places.

Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted "Weed are free now" when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling.

In a unanimous ruling, judges also legalised the growing of marijuana for private consumption.

South Africa's government had opposed its legalisation, arguing the drug was "harmful" to people's health.

It has not yet commented on the ruling, which is binding.

Three cannabis users who had faced prosecution for using the drug brought the case, saying the ban "intrudes unjustifiably into their private spheres".

In his judgement, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo said: "It will not be a criminal offence for an adult person to use or be in possession of cannabis in private for his or her personal consumption."

It will, however, remain illegal to use cannabis in public, and to sell and supply it.

The Cannabis Development Council of South Africa welcomed the ruling, and called on the government to drop charges against people found in possession of the drug.

Jeremy Acton, the leader of the Dagga Party, which campaigns for the use of cannabis, said the ruling should have gone further to legalise the carrying of marijuana in public.

Cannabis is referred to as "dagga" in South Africa.
BBC news


  1. Goats dey rejoice say them don free them to chop weed?

  2. This is a country that is working!...
    Weed is life!..
    I see cha,I muru Anya ka azu!..

    1. This woman, ya type no fit smoke cigarette. Just dey deceive vulnerable girls.

  3. Grass don land for goats oooo

  4. Hope the judge knows what he/she is doing?

    1. Yeah the judge knows!
      Its legal in Amsterdam & lots of other advanced countries, not even in private... so yeah they know.
      What do u know about weed?

  5. oh God just come quickly and save the world

  6. I love this..but wait its been legalise that means the killings will increase too, please if you have relatives and friends tell them to come home.
    I love weeds and I codedly take it with hubby,our gbenching is from another world with brandy. .mostly at weekends and mostly when we take kids to granny.
    We hardly have misunderstandings. .we smoke and settle🌿🌿🌿🌿

  7. It is good na ni.......

    Ⓜc pinky 👮

  8. Weed of life taketh the worries and sorrow of human.SA welcome to the ganja world

    1. Weed taketh the worries and sorrow of humans? And after smoking it, will it take you to another planet? And you had to comment with your full name? It sure does make you bold too.

  9. Sewa! Fuwa!....just listening to phyno


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