Dagga ruling leaves authorities in a haze

The court’s decision is saying the legislature must change the legislation to bring the law in line with this decision
Weekend Argus (South Africa)
Sunday, April 9, 2017

There is uncertainty among various government institutions around the Western Cape High Court’s ruling which allows for the possession, cultivation and use of dagga at home. The Constitutional Court has to confirm the Western Cape High Court ruling and only then will Parliament act on rectifying legislation or introducing a new bill. People charged for possession of cannabis will have their cases stayed, awaiting the decision to change the legislation, and then withdrawn pending the change in the legislation. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was not in a position to comment at this stage and referred the matter to the Department of Justice. (See also: Why the dagga ruling isn’t a victory for stoners just yet)