- Finance Minister Tito Mboweni enjoys spending time on his farm and found a surprising plant growing on his property
- The politician came across dagga on his land and it prompted him to debate the legalisation of the controversial plant
- Citizens chimed in that the state should green-light the plant and Mboweni is already thinking finances
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni came across some dagga growing on his farm and it prompted him to start a dialogue on social media.
Mboweni asked South Africans what they thought should happen concerning the legislation of the plant:
"I found this growing at the farm! Cut it down or allow it to grow? How did it get here? Should we just legalise this thing once and for all? I can see the responses! Say it!"
The minister says a neighbour had also spotted dagga growing in his yard and seems to already be contemplating the financial value of allowing the industry to thrive in Mzansi:
“The soil is ready in Magoebaskloof to grow it legally. The economy of Lusikisiki and Tzaneen is waiting for legal growth of the stuff!! R4bn plus!! Tax money.”
The Constitutional Court, led by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, decriminalised growing, possession and use of dagga for adult consumption in private places.
South Africa could definitely do with the injection of capital and job opportunities the miracle plant would bring with it.
Briefly.co.za reported that the World Bank had reduced predicted economic growth for the nation, lowering the expected improvement to only 0.9%.
With millions of citizens are unable to secure employment, the jobs farming with marijuana could bring would also improve the lives of many.
Mboweni's stance on the issue has seen numerous South Africans voicing their support for the red tape to be lifted entirely as seen in the United States.
Take a look at just a few of their responses below:
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