- Some South Africans welcomed the recent court decision to decriminalise private use of dagga
- However, nyaope-smoking boys expressed opposition to the decision
- They blamed dagga for pushing them into nyaope addiction
A number of South Africans welcomed the recent Constitutional Court decision to legalise private use and cultivation of dagga — but nyaope-smoking boys are against it.
According to Daily Sun, the "nyaope boys" blame dagga for pushing them into nyaope addiction in the first place.
The boys, from KwaMhlanga Crossroads in Mpumalanga, cautioned that legalising the herb could jeopardise the future of many South African youths.
30-year-old Sonnyboy Ntuli said he started off with cigarettes followed by dagga. When this wasn't enough, he turned to nyaope, Briefly.co.za gathered.
He conceded that growing dagga at home would reduce the costs of buying it from unscrupulous dealers.
For his part, 26-year-old Sibusiso Sibiya said nothing will really change in terms of selling and buying dagga. He added that as addicts, however, dagga isn't good:
Nyaope alone is very strong and we use the herb to neutralise it. In a few years, people will want nyaope to be made legal even though it’s a very dangerous drug.
Another addict, 21-year-old Sibusiso Mgidi, expressed his fervent wish to quit. He appealed for support in this regard.
To him, dagga causes the youth to develop violent personalities and should be avoided, "It should be treated as the drug it is."
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