- The SAPS informed the public that a document, claiming that people can carry up to 3kg dagga without being arrested, is fake
- The document has been widely shared on social media since the recent ruling that smoking dagga in private is now legal
- The police will be investigating the document and its origin
A document has been making rounds on social media that claims a person can legally carry up to 3kg dagga.
However, the South African Police Service has distanced itself from this document.
This document clearly states that police officers must stop arresting South Africans who are found in possession of dagga.
Only when the person is found with more than 3kg of dagga, should they be arrested on suspicion of dealing.
News24 reports that Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo stated the police cannot confirm the authenticity of the document and it is regarded as fake.
The police will investigate the fake document and find out where it came from.
The document showed up shortly after the Constitutional Court ruled that the private use of dagga is no longer illegal.
Briefly.co.za reported that the court did not rule on how many grams of dagga a person will be allowed to use or carry.
Before the court's ruling, a person with more than 115g of dagga would be suspected of dealing.
Do you have news that might interest us? Message us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story.
To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.
Watch the In My Feelings Drake Dance Challenge: When You Are Tired of It and take a look at what else is happening on Briefly South Africa's YouTube channel.