On the back of the Constitutional Court judgement, which decriminalized cultivation and consumption of marijuana, South Africa hosted a first of a kind Cannabis Expo on the continent. The gathering saw entrepreneurs; experts and healers educate the general public about the medicinal and economic advantages of Cannabis. CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha spoke to Dr Michael Renda from Care Green Life about his take of the expo.
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The Constitutional Court is upholding the Western Cape judgement that Cannabis may be used for private use in South Africa. The court judgement has also decriminalised the possession of the substance, but did not stipulate the amount which may be carried for private use. The court clarified that it will not be a criminal offence for an adult to be in possession or to use cannabis in a private space. Joining me now for this conversation is Jeremy Acton, Leader of the Dagga Party.
Activists who include members of the Rastafarian movement and traditional healers greeted the ruling with loud applause.