Private Use Of Marijuana Legalised In South Africa

South Africa’s Constitutional Court decriminalised the private use of marijuana on Tuesday, 18th September 2018.

The ruling came after a provincial high court in 2017 found out that the use of cannabis in private space should be allowed because laws against it were inconsistent with the country’s constitution.

The state appealed to the Constitutional Court, which upheld the high court’s findings.

“It will not be a criminal offence for an adult person to use or be in possession of cannabis in private space,’’ Judge Raymond Zondo said in handing down the judgement.

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