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The ruling of the Constitutional Court was met with large celebrations among the proponents of marijuana and sparked an enormous increase in the dagga business. However, the ruling of the Constitutional Court is more complex than it seems at first glance. We have set out the most important caveats of the judgment for you.
Allowed amount of cannabis
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While some aspects of the judgment of the Constitutional Court still remain hazy, one thing is clear as daylight: it is now allowed to use cannabis in the context of a personal home provided that this cannabis is grown by the user himself. As stated before, the required cannabis seeds can be bought locally, but it may be more advisable to import the cannabis seeds. Would you like to give importing a try? In that case you have to find a reliable weed seed bank that sells fresh, top quality seeds for an affordable price and that ships to your country (preferably at a small price). That is where Weedseedsexpress comes in.
However, the legality of this soft drug differs from country to country. While some countries criminalise the purchase, possession and use of cannabis and punish offenders, other states have decided to legalise or tolerate the drug. As the consequences of using cannabis can differ greatly from one country to another, it is important to make sure the use of cannabis is legal in your country.
First of all, the judgment does not specify the amount of cannabis a person is allowed to possess and use: it only requires that the use of the cannabis is “personal” and that the cannabis is used “at home.” This implies that a person is allowed to possess as much cannabis as he wants, as long he stays within these boundaries. However, it is improbable that this was the intention of the Court. For this reason, further rules regarding the allowed amount of cannabis can be expected.
There have been efforts from within the South African Parliament to alter the Medical Innovation Bill to make cannabis legal for medical use only. The bill was rejected in November 2017 because the Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health insists that the Medicines and Related Substances Act already contains a provision for cannabis to be used for medicinal and research purposes. In 2019, a patient may submit a Section 21 Application through his or her doctor to the Medicines Control Council. If the Director-General approves the Section 21 Application, the patient is allowed medical use of cannabis under certain conditions.
The consequences of the Supreme Court ruling
South Africa is a regional center for cannabis production, and it is a leading export in 2019. However, cannabis remains illegal there, so you won’t want to get caught taking part in the South African drug market. If you are traveling to the region, live there, or simply want to brush up on the laws, this is your legal guide to everything pertaining to cannabis seeds in South Africa. By the way, dagga is the local term for cannabis there.
Moreover, it is important to note that it is still a criminal offence to sell and purchase cannabis. This implies that you are only able to take advantage of the ruling of the Constitutional Court if you plant your own cannabis seeds. Green thumbs are thus essential for those interested in smoking weed. However, again, it is unclear how much marijuana one is allowed to grow and possess. It is therefore advisable to stick to a small amount and to keep an eye out for any new laws and/or rulings.
Sellers of cannabis seeds in South Africa must be aware that police are focusing as much on curtailing selling it as they are in its cultivation. Selling weed seeds remains illegal in South Africa in 2019, regardless of whether you are a tourist or a resident.
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You can buy seeds locally or internationally. As the growing of Dagga has been legal overseas for longer, the seed banks are more accurate and the results more predictable.
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Where do I get seeds from?
So what now?
You can buy dagga / cannabis seeds in South Africa from a number of local cannabis seed banks. Variety seems to be limited at this stage but the beauty of buying local is that you can opt for courier delivery to your door in some cases.
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