The Constitutional Court has ruled that the personal use of dagga is not a criminal offence.The Constitutional Court dispensed with the High Court’s limitation of its order to the use, cultivation or possession of cannabis ‘at home or in a private dwelling’. It held that the right to privacy extends beyond the boundaries of the home.Don’t smoke and driveArrive Alive’s Johan Jonck said: “It is important to understand that the Constitutional Court has legalized the cultivation and usage of dagga in private as the ban was found to infringe of the rights to privacy.”It is not a green light to drive under the influence of dagga or any other drug having a narcotic effect. We need to understand that our rights can be limited by the rights of others and their right to safety.”Even those people who use dagga would not want to have family and friends exposed to recklessness on the roads by those who may be so under the influence that they may make incorrect and unsafe decisions on the roads!:JUDGMENT: The criminal prohibition of possession, use or cultivation of cannabis by an adult person for personal consumption in private is an infringement of the right to privacy of an adult person and constitutionally invalid. (Minister of Justice v Prince) pic.twitter.com/IwA35T4QE7— Constitutional Court (@ConCourtSA) September 18, 2018Note: Decriminalizing cultivation, use or consumption by adults in private – Still illegal to drive on a public road or Occupy a driver’s seat of a motor vehicle, the engine of which is running, while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a drug having a narcotic effect. https://t.co/eXQFuL90n7— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) September 18, 2018SOURCE: WHEELS24
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