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South Africa has permitted cannabis consumption and growth for its own use

The Supreme Constitutional Court in South Africa rejected an appeal filed by the state over a court decision last year that the cannabis consumer offense was unconstitutional. The state will amend the law within two years, and in the meantime, citizens may consume and grow cannabis for their own use.

Last year (2017) fix The Supreme Court of Western Cape in South Africa that the incrimination of cannabis consumers is contrary to the Constitution and thus joined the state 8 has other countries In which the Supreme Court ruled this before.

According to the decision of the Supreme Court justices, and under the laws of privacy, which violate the drug laws, citizens of the state have been permitted to hold, grow and use cannabis in their homes for their personal use only.

At the same time, the judges ordered the South African parliament to update the drug trade laws as well as the drug laws, and determined that it should do so within 24 months.

But the state's justice, police and health ministries have appealed the decision, claiming "there is objective evidence of the harmful effects of cannabis."

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dismissed the state's appeal when South African Supreme Court President Raymond Zondo presented the unanimous ruling and confirmed the court's decision last year.

The ruling stated that the prohibition on possession, consumption and growth of cannabis for home use is unconstitutional.

The South African parliament received an additional 24 extension of months to draft a new law and update sections on drug trafficking and drug control after they were found to be unconstitutional.

Until two years later, Judge Zundo ruled that South Africans would be allowed to consume and grow Cannabis at home from now on, but stressed that the use was prohibited for young people under the age of 18 and that cannabis sale or public use was prohibited.

The Green Leaf party is currently preparing a campaign to raise funds for submitting a petition to the High Court of Justice on the same subject, in the hope that the Supreme Court in Israel will adopt the parallel court decision.

The Constitutional Supreme Court of South Africa (Photo: Chris Collingridge)
The Constitutional Supreme Court of South Africa (Photo: Chris Collingridge)

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