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Dagga lobby group explains court ruling on marijuana usage

3 April 2017 1:25 PM

Fields of Green for All welcomes Western Cape High Court ruling on legal use of marijuana for adults.

Last week the Western Cape High Court made a ruling, declaring that it legal to cultivate, produce and consume marijuana in your own home.

Judge Dennis Davis has given Parliament two years to change the law where it is in breach of the constitutional right to privacy.

Lobby group, Fields of Green for All's Director, Myrtle Clarke says that the ruling is centered around people's constitutional right to privacy.

It is restricted to the home and you'll be allowed to grow, make your own medicine, make cannabis oil if you want to.

Myrtle Clarke, Director, Fields of Green for All

Clarke says the ruling is narrow but it starts with the right principle.

So what you do...in your personal space, as long you are not harming anyone else, is your business and is not the business of the government.

Myrtle Clarke, Director, Fields of Green for All

The bottom line is as long as you are not harming anybody else.

Myrtle Clarke, Director, Fields of Green for All

Clarke explains that in the judgment, Davis went to great lengths to address sections of the Constitution, parts of international law and general legal principles that deal with privacy issues.

Clarke also says the matter is unlikely to reach the Supreme Court of Appeal as the ruling was a unanimous one.

For the full interview listen to the audio below:


3 April 2017 1:25 PM