South African Cannabis Laws Explained

By |Published On: June 2nd, 2020|
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This post about Cannabis laws originally appeared on 12 December 2019 and was updated on 2 June 2020.

If there was ever uncertainty in South Africa about how the country’s current Cannabis laws work, it was probably amplified by the global pandemic that hit South Africa in March 2020. The lockdown has again seen the police make heaps of unlawful arrests, spurred on by the “state of disaster” that apparently allows them to do as they please.

However – nothing has changed. This video is still relevant. For more information, you could also see our Know your rights post.

There was plenty of information and opinion at the recent Sandton Cannabis Expo. For the first time there were two stages, one for presentations and another hosting discussion panels.

Schindlers Attorneys had a booth at the expo answering everyone’s legal questions and handing out branded rolling papers.

Andrew Lawrie, Cannabis attorney at the company, spent some time on the main Expo stage explaining the greyness of the country’s Dagga laws as they now stand.

This 12 minute presentation is a wealth of free legal advice for those of you contemplating your roles in the future of SA’s cannabis industry and your rights as a cannabis user.

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  1. Dylan June 4, 2020 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    I’m really in to canabis want to know more and grow in my country not for my only use but for everybody that needs it

  2. Malesela June 6, 2020 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    I want to plant cannabis for international market and for medicinal purposes I am not sure of the legality of this.

    • Myrtle Clarke June 17, 2020 at 10:56 am - Reply

      Hi Malesela,
      Mmmmm, where have you been?! What a BIG question! Best you start reading our blog, following us on social media and catching up.

  3. Mike June 13, 2020 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Put me on the list Please

    • Myrtle Clarke June 17, 2020 at 10:52 am - Reply

      Hi Mike,
      Which list? You can contact us with more specifics via the contact form on this site or call Charl during office hours. Thanks for the support!

  4. Vusi June 26, 2020 at 9:35 am - Reply

    What is the current legal limit for Full Spectrum CBD THC in South Africa? We are importing a product with THC<0,2% is this level legal in SA?

    • Myrtle Clarke June 29, 2020 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      isn’t that the problem with Cannabis in SA? You are importing something that grows EVERYWHERE in our country. We suggest that you read our blog for the info you need.

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