5 key points from the Constitutional Court’s cannabis ruling

The ruling also approved growing marijuana for personal consumption.

The State appealed that judgment in the Constitutional Court, arguing that the decision was not in line with the values of South Africans.

"The judgment does not specify how many grams of cannabis can a person use or have in private".

Prince says cannabis should be regulated in the same way as alcohol and tobacco.

The Constitutional Court has found that the ban on the private use and cultivation of dagga at a private home is unconstitutional.

South Africa is a large source of herbal cannabis for the United Kingdom and continental Europe.

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo made the ruling on Tuesday morning.

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Tuesday's ruling will not decriminalise the use of the drug in public nor the offences of supplying or dealing - but cultivation for personal, private use will no longer be illegal for adults.

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The Constitutional Court's ruling focuses on the issue of privacy, and a person's right to do as they please in their own home.

You can now smoke dagga legally at home, and grow enough for personal consumption.

The breakthrough for South African cannabis users came just a day after U.S. soft drinks giant Coca-Cola confirmed it was studying the use of a key ingredient in marijuana to make "wellness beverages". "It's important for Parliament to make its position known as soon as possible", Meshoe said.

The court said the orders described in 1. and 2. above "is hereby suspended for a period of 24 months from the date of the handing down of this judgment to enable Parliament to rectify the constitutional defects".

In April Zimbabwe became the second country in Africa, after Lesotho, to legalise the use of marijuana for medical use.

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