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South African courts rule that citizens are allowed to smoke – and grow – dagga at home

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ShareSOUTH AFRICA: The SA Constitutional Court has ruled that the ban on the private use and cultivation of dagga is unconstitutional. The judgment decriminalises adults smoking dagga at home and growing enough marijuana for personal consumption. ALSO READ: Here’s a few space cake recipes to try at home. click here However marijuana is not allowed to be smoked publicly and individuals dealing in sale of the plant is still illegal. The Constitutional Court was confirming the 2017 Western Cape high court judgment by Judge Dennis Davis that found a ban on the use of dagga at home was against the constitutional right to privacy. Rastafarian Garreth Prince and Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton brought the case. Multiple government departments appealed and wanted dagga use at home to remain criminalised. The court accepted medical studies that showed alcohol caused more harm than dagga …

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