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South Africa the latest country to legalise marijuana

Court makes personal use and possession legal but vending of the drug still prohibited.
South Africa's highest court passed a law on Tuesday legalising possession of the drug. Although opposed by the government, the Constitutional Court ruled in favour of full decriminalisation for adults. However, it will still be illegal to smoke in public places, and the police can still arrest people suspected of selling cannabis. The move comes after Pro-Cannabis campaigners Jeremy Acton, and Garreth Prince bought the case to the court asking for it to consider legalising marijuana across the country. The appeal stated that the ban on cannabis violated section 14 of the national constitution which states that all citizens have a right to privacy. On the 18th September, the court agreed that the drug should be legal, although with some limitations. The BBC reported, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo as saying, "It will not be a criminal offence for an adult person to use or be in possession of cannabis in private for his or her personal consumption." Celebrations as South Africa...