Growing marijuana for medical use is due to be greenlit, but the informal market is already booming
The country may soon begin growing medical marijuana but it will have to meet national guidelines to crack the legal market.
A Western Cape court ruled in March that a ban on dagga use by adults at home was unconstitutional, effectively decriminalising it in the province.
The real question SA should ask is whether criminal prohibition is the effective way forward.
Arrests are costly and pointless, but decriminalising dagga will free up resources to tackle serious crime.