Dagga cultivators aren’t too pleased about the court’s decision

The Constitutional Court ruling will have a negative impact on business
City Press (South Africa)
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dagga growers in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape are far from happy that the “holy herb” has been legalised for personal use, saying their businesses will suffer. Now that people are allowed to grow dagga in their own back yards, they would not longer need to buy it from growers. “This might sound strange, but when people were celebrating the legal use of dagga, it was a setback for me as I’m someone who sells it. Now it’s a free-for-all, so who will want to buy it from someone else when they can grow it themselves and smoke it at their own convenience?” he asked. “I have a big garden that most people in urban areas don’t have. So if I plant two hectares of dagga in my garden here for personal use, would that be allowed? There is so much that we still don’t know about this court decision.”