The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill, AKA the “Dagga Bill”, has been approved by the cabinet and opened for public comment.
In 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled that it’s no longer a criminal offence for an adult to use, possess, or grow cannabis in private for personal consumption.
The aim of the Bill is to:
- respect the right to privacy of an adult person to possess cannabis plant cultivation material; to cultivate a prescribed quantity of cannabis plants; to possess a prescribed quantity of cannabis; and to consume cannabis;
- regulate the possession of cannabis plant cultivation material; the cultivation of cannabis plants; the possession of cannabis; and the consumption of cannabis by an adult person;
- protect adults and children against the harms of cannabis;
- provide for the expungement of criminal records of persons convicted of possession or use of cannabis;
- delete and amend provisions of certain laws; and
- provide for matters connected therewith.
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