What South African businesses need to know about cannabis oil

In March 2017, Justice Dennis Davis handed down a judgment in the Western Cape High Court that declared sections of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act, invalid and unconstitutional.

Specifically he took issue with the provisions that prohibit private and personal use of dagga at home as a violation of the right to privacy.

He suspended this order of invalidity for 24 months to allow Parliament to amend these Acts and bring them in line with the Constitution. However, before Parliament considers the matter, this order of invalidity must first be confirmed by the Constitutional Court.

This means that the issue of using recreational marijuana at home is likely to remain a major talking point over the next few years, as government decides how it will move forward with its legality in…

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