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‘Azishe’: South Africans welcome decriminalisation of dagga

In a unanimous judgment, the highest court in the land has upheld the Western Cape High Court's ruling that marijuana can be used at home.

FILE: Rastafarians smoke cannabis outside the South African Constitutional Court on 18 September 2018, before the ruling on the private use marijuana is delivered. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – South Africans have taken to Twitter to welcome the decimalisation of dagga, saying it’s high time.

In a unanimous judgment, the highest court in the land has upheld the Western Cape High Court's ruling that marijuana can be used at home and ruled that Parliament must change its Drug Trafficking and Medicines Control Acts.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo says the judgment doesn’t specify the amount that can be used by an adult in private use and that this must be determined by Parliament.

Now, Twitter has been lit with joy since the ruling was handed down.