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Big problems with South Africa’s proposed cannabis laws
The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill, tabled in parliament on 1 September, provides clarity around the growing and private use of cannabis in South Africa. While the bill can be seen as the first step in a revised, progressive approach to cannabis in the country, the proposed legislation also throws up a number of red flags, says law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. “The focus remains on restricting access to, and the use of, cannabis against the threat of rather severe lega