Weed Legalization in South Africa

The Western Cape High Court has made the ground-shaking ruling to legalize weed for private use in South Africa after declaring that it is an infringement to ban the use of weed by adults in private homes. The ruling was made on Friday 31st March, just in time for the weekend, and it allows the possession, cultivation, and use of weed in homes. It was also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act and it has 24 months to make that happen.


Cannabis has some healthy benefits, however, the extent of its impact on health, good or bad is yet unknown, because until now only 6% of studies on cannabis analyze its medical properties. Some places that have already legalized it have experienced a decrease in crime, which is always a good thing. Whether you are for or against it, you have to admit that we are entering changing times as a country.