No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

The Bill continues to make it a criminal offence to buy or sell cannabis
Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
Friday, February 14, 2020

South Africans will be allowed to possess up to 600g of dried cannabis in the privacy of their homes for personal use, but can forget about selling their stash legally any time soon if the new cannabis Bill is passed in its present form. The Regulation of Cannabis Bill, drafted by the ministry of justice, will provide guidelines as to how much cannabis people can grow and possess, but continues to outlaw trading in the medicinal and recreational herb. The Bill was drafted in response to the Constitutional Court judgment in September 2018 that ended the ban on private cannabis cultivation, possession and consumption. The court gave the government two years to revise legislation and create a framework for legal cultivation and possession of the plant.