SA reacts to news that the private use and cultivation of dagga is decriminalised

SA reacts to news that the private use and cultivation of dagga is decriminalised

Cannabis use has been declared legal in South Africa. Cannabis users have been waiting years for this day. While they rejoice at the freedom to now smoke dagga in private, the court did not yet rule on how much a person will be allowed to carry or use.

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The Constitutional Court has delivered a landmark ruling in which it decriminalises the private use of dagga.

The ruling means it will not be a criminal offence for South Africans adults to use dagga in private or to grow the plant at home for private use. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo ruled that the right to privacy should not be limited to the home or private dwelling and should be extended to any private space.

The court did not rule on how many grams an adult will be allowed to use or more crucially carry, according to a report by

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South Africans who enjoy relaxing with a zol every now and then rejoiced at the news.

As is the norm when there is good news to share, South Africans took to social media to express how they feel:

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Macaly Calvin Waga Komana - Smoke dagga or zolo and be merry hallelujah what a country we live in everything is legal
Eddy Mbombi - There was no good reason to illigalize marijuana, That's good!!!
Mpho Deme - SA is going straight to the drain
Shado Dubazana - Mmhhh Andile Mgxitama BLF must be dancing now. He's always high

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