Dagga can be used at home, Cape court rules

Parliament has 24 months to align relevant legislation to the use of cannabis with the Constitution, the Western Cape High Court has ruled
Weekend Argus (South Africa)
Friday, March 31, 2017

In a much celebrated outcome, Judge Dennis Davies ruled that an adult may cultivate and use cannabis in the privacy of their own home. “The order also makes clear that the relevant provisions are only unconstitutional to the extent that they entrench upon the private use and consumption of a quantity of cannabis for personal purposes." "In the interim period, it is necessary to provide that prosecutions that fall within legal provision declared to be unconstitutional should be stayed”, the judge said. (See also: Dagga can be used in the home, Western Cape High Court rules | Now you can get high on your own supply | Parliament and High Court judgment on use of dagga in private homes)