Western Cape High Court rules in favour of private dagga use

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Western Cape High Court rules in favour of private dagga use

Staff Reporter | 2017-03-31 10:52:36.0

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The Western Cape High Court has ruled that it is an infringement to ban the use of dagga at home.

Rastafarian lawyer Garreth Prince‚ the Dagga Party and several others brought the issue before the High Court‚ arguing that cannabis should not be a prohibited substance listed in the Drugs and Trafficking Act. On Friday a full bench ruled in their favour.

News24 reported that the ruling on Friday allows for the possession‚ cultivation and use of dagga at home.

“It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act‚ as well as the Medicines Control Act‚” the report read.



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