South Africa Legalization President Signs Legalization Bill Into Law

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Congratulations South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially signed the legalization for Private Purposes Act (CfPPA) into law, just in time for the national elections! This landmark reform has been in the works since a 2018 Constitutional Court ruling, and now it’s finally here! The CfPPA will remove from the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act, paving the way for significant regulatory changes and economic growth in South Africa’s sector.

South Africa takes a groundbreaking step forward in cannabis reform, legalizing the cultivation and possession of the plant for personal use.

With President Cyril Ramaphosa’s final approval, South Africa becomes the first African country to legalize cannabis for personal use.

President Ramaphosa signed the Cannabis for Private Purposes Act on May 28, removing cannabis from the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act.

This move enables amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act, the Plant Breeders Rights Act, and the Plant Improvement Act to support the industrialization of the cannabis sector.

The bill also regulates the medical administration of cannabis to children, protects them from undue exposure, and provides alternatives for addressing prohibited use and possession by children, according to the President’s press release. South Africa Legalization

However, the sale of cannabis and the creation of a legal market remain prohibited.

The new legislation regulates the possession, cultivation, and use of cannabis for personal purposes by adults while respecting privacy rights and protecting public health, particularly that of children.

Anyone 18 years or older can use cannabis at any place where the public doesn’t have access as of right.

Adults may possess unlimited seeds of a cannabis plant and seedlings; up to four flowering cannabis plants per person or eight per household (if two or more adults live there) in a private place; up to 100 grams of dried cannabis in a public place; and up to 600 grams of dried cannabis per person or 1,200 grams per household in a private place. South Africa Legalization

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