PUFF PUFF PASS, SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COURTS GIVE GOVERNMENT 2 YEARS TO LEGALIZE WEED 🌿 FOR PERSONAL USE. 😁
The Western Cape High Court has ruled that it is an infringement to ban the use of weed by adults in their private homes. According to a report by News 24 the ruling allows for the possession, cultivation, and use of gunja at home for private use.
"It's about privacy in your own home, it's not about on the streets," said the leader of the Dagga party Jeremy Acton while an elated crowd of Rastafarians swirled around him following a judgment that gave users some wiggle room relating to criminal charges for private possession or use of the plant.
Acton said that laws for use outside the home would still have to be determined in a parliamentary process, but Friday's judgment was welcomed as a kick-start of the political processes needed for the same change that’s sweeping the entire globe🌍.
In the lead up to the judgment, Davis said it was perfectly clear to the court that the right to privacy was central to the application by Prince and Acton, which was heard in December.
He said once the court had decided that privacy was the main issue, they had to examine the limitations on this right, as set out in section 36 of the Constitution.
Their job was to decide whether the State had justified its limitations on the right to use grade (marijuana).
"Because we found that the legislation breaches the right to privacy, and on the available evidence presented by the State, it [the limitations] cannot be justified in terms of section 36," said Davis.