SOUTH AFRICA COURT LEGALIZES MARIJUANA

SOUTH AFRICA COURT LEGALIZES MARIJUANA

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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.

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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.

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“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

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