The Constitutional Court has found that the ban on the private use and cultivation of dagga is unconstitutional. Picture: Bhekikhaya Mabaso/Africa News Agency/(ANA)
The Constitutional Court has found that the ban on the private use and cultivation of dagga is unconstitutional. Picture: Bhekikhaya Mabaso/Africa News Agency/(ANA)

LOOK: Twitter happy at #Dagga decriminalisation

By RUDZANI MATSHILI Time of article published Sep 18, 2018

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There are scenes of jubilation on the Twitter streets after the Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that it was legal to cultivate and consume dagga for personal use.

In a unanimous judgment, the highest court in the land has decriminalised the private use of dagga.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, announcing a unanimous verdict, said that certain sections of the legislation covering the use of cannabis was unconstitutional.

Zondo pointed out that Parliament had 24 months to repeal laws that banned smoking and cultivation of dagga in private homes.

The successful application to decriminalise marijuana had been driven by Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton and Rastafarian Garreth Prince. The parties who brought the case were all cannabis users for medicinal, spiritual, recreational and other reasons.

Twitter users have since taken to the platform to celebrate following the decision, creating countless memes.

Here are some of the memes we found hilarious: 



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