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Hits from the bong (it’s legal!)… then off to work I go?

19 September 2018 8:18 PM
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Dagga
Dagga legalisation
dagga decriminalisation

The consequences of consuming dagga at home and showing up at the office high. Bruce Whitfield interviews a labour lawyer.

You can draw an analogy with alcohol use… you can’t arrive at the workplace in a state of intoxication… the same will apply…

Gavin Stansfield, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

South Africa is the latest among a rapidly growing list of countries that have decriminalised the consumption and cultivation of dagga.

For now, legalisation only pertains to personal use.

(Also read: 'Let’s tax this thing and make money out of it!')

What are the consequences of consuming dagga at home (privately) and showing up at the office high?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Gavin Stansfield, Director in Employment Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

It is perfectly legal… the court has granted interim relief. It’s no longer a criminal offence…

Gavin Stansfield, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

It’s very important to establish a rule… Make it clear...

Gavin Stansfield, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The Constitutional Court recognises that privacy extends to the person… What if the employer finds an employee with a small amount?

Gavin Stansfield, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

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19 September 2018 8:18 PM
Tags:
Dagga
Dagga legalisation
dagga decriminalisation

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