SOUTH AFRICA COURT LEGALIZES MARIJUANA
South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled on Sept. 18 that citizens had the right to consume and grow marijuana in their homes, as long it was for personal consumption.
The country’s highest court found that country’s laws on drugs and medicine went against the constitution’s right to privacy and the “personal use” of bangi, as it’s known in Kenya.
“The right to privacy is not confined to a home or private dwelling,” ruled deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo. “It will not be a criminal offense for an adult person to use or be in possession of cannabis in private space.”
Story By Phyline Jean