- Despite the Constitutional Court deciding that the private use and cultivation, a 22-year-old was arrested for growing his own weed
- The young man will appear in the Bethal Magistrate’s Court
- The grounds for arrest are still unclear as he appears to not have been breaking the law
A young man was arrested for growing his own dagga despite the Constitutional Court declaring its use legal on 18 September.
The 22-year-old will appear in the Bethal Magistrate’s Court for cultivating dagga.
South African dagga users celebrated when the Constitutional Court decided that using dagga privately is no longer a punishable crime, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.
A Bethal crime prevention team were performing their duties in a township near Bethal when spotted the green plants, according to a report by The Citizen.
The owner didn't deny that he was growing his own dagga. The team leader, Constable Mluleki Methula, went on to arrest the young man.
On what grounds the man was arrested, however, isn't clear. When the use of cannabis was made legal, so was the cultivation for private use.
Dealing dagga is still illegal.
South Africans celebrated when the court's ruling was made public:
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