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Marijuana industry experts say the draft Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill is restrictive as it focuses only on criminalisation. As the draft is still open for public comment until November 30, 2020, they’re hoping that the government is listening to everyone that’s commenting on it because they don’t feel it’s in line with the Constitutional Court judgment in 2018. The Constitutional Court in South Africa had delivered the ground-breaking judgment that decriminalised the use, possession and/or cultivation of cannabis by adults in private, and for their own private consumption. Comment here before the deadline.

  • The Department of Justice is working on new laws around the legalisation of marijuana and is considering amendments to expunge the criminal records of people who have been caught … Read more »

  • Africa’s share of the global marijuana market – both legal and illicit – stands at around 11% and is valued at U.S.$ 37.7 billion. Leading the pack is Nigeria with an earning … Read more »

  • The Grand West Casino in Cape Town played host to the Cannabis Expo, which saw visitors browsing a range of displays and booths showing off everything from marijuana-infused … Read more »

  • South Africa’s Constitutional Court has found that the cultivation and possession of marijuana for personal use is no longer a criminal offence. Read more »

  • The Western Cape High Court has declared that it is an infringement to ban the use of marijuana by adults in private homes in a landmark court ruling. Read more »

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