In a significant move towards cannabis reform, South Africa’s National Assembly has given its approval to the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill, potentially paving the way for the legalization of personal cannabis use. This development comes after a 2018 judgment that decriminalized private cannabis use, signaling a possible turning point for South Africa’s cannabis landscape.

Personal Use: Grow Your Own

The bill focuses exclusively on cannabis for personal use by adults. Though authorities recently ordered an end to arrests for use and possession, selling marijuana is still illegal. In the words of Democratic Alliance Parliament Member Janho Engelbrecht, “If you want to smoke it, you have to grow it, don’t buy it.” 

Pending Regulations And Details

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