South Africa’s ruling to legalize Dagga: one month on
22 October 2018 | 11:17 am
In Africa, three countries have liberalized their cannabis laws. Medical marijuana is legal in Zimbabwe and Lesotho. And a month ago, South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled that people could smoke "Dagga" – as it's known there – in private.
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