Constitutional Court Rules Minors Cannot Be Criminalised for Cannabis
In 2019 four children from Krugersdorp were brought to court over a Cannabis charge following a school search. They were ordered to do compulsory diversion, however the Centre for Child Law brought the matter to the NPA (and others), and it was found that children and Cannabis is not a criminal justice issue. It rather deserves a social response.
It’s no surprise that the Drugs and Drug trafficking act was found to be unconstitutional. It also seems that the act may be adjusted on a case by case basis, which disappointed the Cannabis community who expected that the act may be revised in it’s entirety by the complete removal of Cannabis, as it very well should be – based on the scientific evidence of the plant.
The Constitutional court issued a media summary outlining every detail of how the judgment came to be. The judgment can be downloaded here.
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What is the latest in the TOTP? I was raised last year for 8 mature plants and my trial date is now only set for 28 Nov 2022. There’s lots of corruption involved as well as hear say evidence by NIU, Squadron 35. We have a very strong case with evidence. As for the state, they have no evidence whatsoever. The charge sheet is made up of Possession and Dealing in drugs, lol. Still they can’t proof anything.
Hi I always read your website as its popular amounst cannabis smokers and growers, I’d like to know if you could please assist me on a question which I have being getting mixed messages as thier is still a grey area in the legislation, how many plants am I allowed to grow at home in my private space for personal use as I sometimes think I might have over the limit and dont want to be arrested for plants, do you guys have attorneys that specializes in this situation if any arrests occur? Thank you
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