Analysis: Why ConCourt dagga ruling raises more questions than answers

19 September 2018 - 06:12 By Katharine Child
A Rastafarian smokes a joint during celebrations after the Constitutional Court handed down its landmark ruling on the use and cultivation of dagga in privates spaces.
A Rastafarian smokes a joint during celebrations after the Constitutional Court handed down its landmark ruling on the use and cultivation of dagga in privates spaces.
Image: Alaister Russell/The Sunday Times

A landmark Constitutional Court ruling decriminalising the smoking of marijuana at home leaves some unanswered questions about exactly where the dagga can be consumed and how it will be acquired.

How much marijuana is legal, and what exactly did the judge mean by smoking in a “private space”?

Wits University law professor James Grant told Times Select he thought it was problematic that the court did not clearly define what this is.

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