Yip, that’s right, the ruling means that the possession, cultivation and use of dagga at home for private use, is now allowed. The court also ruled that Parliament has 24 months to change certain sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act.
News24 reports that the application to decriminalise dagga was brought to the court by Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton and Rastafarian Garreth Prince. The pair argued to the court on December 13th and 14th last year in favour of the drug’s decriminalisation. Aside from Acton and Prince 18 other plaintiffs applied to the court to have certain sections of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act, declared unconstitutional.