Marijuana can be grown and smoked at home, SA court rules

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We’re catching up now on another bit of news from South Africa earlier. The High Court in the Western Cape has ruled that people may grow and consume dagga, or marijuana, at home if it is for private use.

According to the News24 website , the court also ruled that parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act, within 24 months to take account of its decision.

The case was brought by Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton and Rastafarian Garreth Prince.

They had argued that laws prohibiting dagga use were unfair, discriminatory, outdated, and applied disproportionately to black users.

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