Legal weed: What you need to know

File: The Dagga Party has been fighting for the decriminalisation of marijuana for decades.

File: The Dagga Party has been fighting for the decriminalisation of marijuana for decades.

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JOHANNESBURG – The highest court in the country has made it legal for adults to cultivate and consume marijuana in the privacy of their own homes.

The Constitutional Court’s Judge Raymond Zondo says most legislation governing the use of dagga is unconstitutional and invalid and that it is unjustifiable to prevent a person possessing, purchasing or cultivating cannabis in the privacy of their own home.

This supports the Western Cape High Court's earlier ruling that provisions in the Drugs Act unjustifiably limit the right to privacy.

The Dagga Party has been fighting for the decriminalisation of marijuana for decades.

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