Cannabis Legalised In South Africa

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  • with what is happening in that country the whole of the Government must be on something.

  • Is there really any debate left about cannabis?


    It is a plant with many uses that some people choose to get high. All of whom have endless research on the effects at their fingertips in an information age....


    Tolerating the naysayers is like living in the dark ages but with massive tax burdens on top.


    This nanny state tells everyone what they can't have and can't do but does not propose more satisfying alternatives except making fat cats fatter....It's not very convincing but somehow seems to flatten nearly everyone who might prefer a bit more autonomy.


    Sad.

  • I do not see why some are so against cannabis, are they afraid that people will get stoned, stay in and order a takeaway, instead of going out, getting pissed up and have drunken brawls. Aside from that, the medical benefits of the drug are starting to be seen with drugs such as Sativex for treating MS which contains cannabis components, and then there is the pain relief properties of the drug which has so much potential to help people. Unfortunately, we have a government that does not listen to the advisers on these sorts of things and then there are the 'All drugs are bad brigade' who have no idea of science or reality in general.

  • Judges and police and the cps do not want to prosecute users of cannabis but are forced to issue a warning or caution. ....It's a waste of resources that criminalises a non offense.


    If someone is really going to break under the influence of cannabis then they are probably predisposed, in some way, and might receive help earlier than might otherwise happen.


    'Predisposed' .....Dodgy statement I'm making here.....Pressure on/pressure off????.....Where is that pressure coming from?

  • I do not see why some are so against cannabis, are they afraid that people will get stoned, stay in and order a takeaway, instead of going out, getting pissed up and have drunken brawls. Aside from that, the medical benefits of the drug are starting to be seen with drugs such as Sativex for treating MS which contains cannabis components, and then there is the pain relief properties of the drug which has so much potential to help people. Unfortunately, we have a government that does not listen to the advisers on these sorts of things and then there are the 'All drugs are bad brigade' who have no idea of science or reality in general.


    I think our government are afraid of promoting something that could encourage the smoking of tobacco. In the 40 years I've been around dope smoking. Tobacco has always been involved to some degree. Life long smokers who say there will always be a need for a joint. From my experience, none/ ex- cigarette smokers can easily get through ten joints a day. Policing tobacco use in cannabis consumption isn't possible. The next generation of cannabis users will also be exposed to tobacco use. I'm aware there's many ways to consume cannabis without tobacco, maybe if it's legal and dirt cheap all-grass spliffs may become the norm.


    One thing for sure Africa could now dominate the world market with the export of world class sensimilla and the tourist trade will certainly benefit.

  • Since they already tolerate use, it makes no sense not to legalise and tax it. But to those expecting it to be cheap? ... In the UK? ... What have you been smoking?

  • You can already grow your own in the UK.....But if discovered will receive a caution.


    The CPS want to prosecute for distribution and/or associated criminality.


    This is discrimination against those who cannot afford a caution.


    Cannabis is not massively difficult to grow.


    The police and judiciary and cps cannot find issue with small farms for personal use where other criminality cannot be associated but must close the farm, wreck the equipment and issue a caution.....This makes the growth of cannabis for personal use an elitist endeavour that penalises those who cannot afford a caution and destruction of equipment......


    If cheap grass isn't possible then it's just another reason to question the fuck you mentality and cuntitude of unevolved arseholes.

  • Since they already tolerate use, it makes no sense not to legalise and tax it. But to those expecting it to be cheap? ... In the UK? ... What have you been smoking?


    I don't expect cannabis grown in South Africa to be sold cheap here in the UK unless it's (a) Legal to grow and export from South Africa
    (b) Cannabis here in the UK is decriminalised. At that time it could go one of two ways. The market is flooded with cannabis that doesn't require man made energy to produce. Every Tom dick and Harry puts a small grow on & then the illegal commercial growers doing it now shut down because of lowered profit margins.

  • Italy make growing low grade cannabis legal.... but for how long?


    Italy court rules home-growing cannabis is legal, reigniting dispute

    Italy's Supreme Court has ruled that small-scale domestic cultivation of cannabis is legal, in a landmark decision triggering calls for further legalisation from weed advocates and anger from the country's conservatives.

    Called on to clarify previous conflicting interpretations of the law, the Court of Cassation decreed that the crime of growing narcotic drugs should exclude "small amounts grown domestically for the exclusive use of the grower".

    The ruling was made on Dec. 19, but went unnoticed until Thursday, when it was reported by domestic news agencies and immediately fuelled a simmering political debate over cannabis use in Italy.

    "The court has opened the way, now it's up to us," said Matteo Mantero, a senator from the co-ruling 5-Star Movement.

    Mantero presented an amendment to the 2020 budget calling for legalisation and regulation of domestic cannabis use, but it was ruled inadmissible by the senate speaker from Silvio Berlusconi's conservative Forza Italia party.

    "Drugs cause harm, forget about growing them or buying them in shops," Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League Party said in a statement on Friday, in reference to shops selling low-strength "legal weed" that are widespread in Italy.

    Maurizio Gasparri, a senator from Forza Italia which is allied to the League, said the first law the centre-right coalition would approve if it came to power "will cancel the absurd verdict of the court".

    Salvini, who was interior minister until he quit the government in August in a failed bid to trigger elections, pushed for the closure of legal weed shops and cheered in May when the Supreme Court said many of their products should be banned.

    The commerce has thrived in the last three years in Italy under 2016 legislation allowing cannabis with a psychotropic active ingredient (THC) level below 0.6 percent.

    While the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement favours a more liberal approach to cannabis, its centre-left and centrist coalition allies are more cautious, meaning future legislation on the issue remains in doubt.

    (Reporting and writing by Gavin Jones, Additional reporting by Giuseppe Fonte; Editing by Alison Williams)