Dagga: ConCourt says yes to getting high in private

The court noted that right of privacy was not necessarily limited to a person’s home and its order went broader than the high court judgment, allowing adults to use cannabis in other private places.
Mail and Guardian (South Africa)
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

south africa concourt celebrationIn a unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court ordered that the private consumption and cultivation of cannabis be decriminalised. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo handed down the judgement, which confirmed that sections 4(b) and 5(b) of the Drugs and Drugs Trafficking read in part with section 22(A)(9)(a)(i) of the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act were constitutionally invalid. These sections, the judgment reads, “criminalise the use or possession in private or cultivation in a private place of cannabis by an adult for his or her own personal consumption in private.”  (see also: Parliament will consider 'introducing a new bill' following cannabis ruling | This is how the ConCourt decided you can smoke dagga at home)