Today’s much-anticipated hearing at the country’s constitutional court in Johannesburg [the highest court in the land] saw Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo officially decriminalize the personal use and cultivation of marijuana for adults in South Africa – supporting the same ruling that the Western Cape High Court made last year.
While there are still some legal technicalities that need to be straightened out – such as the amount of weed a person can legally have or grow and to decide on the terms of purchasing and transporting product or seeds- it’s safe to say, you can now grow and smoke in the comfort of your own home anywhere in South Africa. The court has officially given parliament 24 months to update the legislation relating to marijuana criminalisation to reflect the verdict made today.
“The right to privacy is not confined to a home or private dwelling. It will not be a criminal offence for an adult person to use or be in possession of cannabis in private space.” – Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo
Read the full judgement below courtesy of News.24.com