South Africa’s Constitutional Court came to a decision that the government’s ban on the personal use and cultivation of cannabis is unconstitutional. The constitutional court decided to remove the court’s ban on cannabis. The ruling will permit home grown in South Africa.
Activists and Rastafari members gather outside of the courthouse in Johannesburg as they cheer and joy: “Weed Are Free Now”. Part of the decision was that the ban violated the constitutional right to privacy now be able to use cannabis at home.
Commerical sale and cultivation of cannabis will remain illegal. The court has 24 months to decide on the regulations for cannabis.
Many lawmakers are against the new decision and ruling, but they have to deal with the new rules.
The ban on the sale of cannabis means the government will not be able to collect tax money until it decides to go further.
South Africa is the third country in Africa to decriminalize weed, right after Zimbabwe and Lesotho!
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