With more than 190 million cannabis users worldwide, cannabis is the most popular drug in the world. From Amsterdam to Reykjavík and from New York to Cape Town – cannabis is used (and loved) all over the globe.
However, the legality of this soft drug differs from country to country. While some countries criminalise the purchase, possession and use of cannabis and punish offenders, other states have decided to legalise or tolerate the drug. As the consequences of using cannabis can differ greatly from one country to another, it is important to make sure the use of cannabis is legal in your country.
In this article “Cannabis seeds South Africa“, we will provide you with all the necessary information about the legality of cannabis and cannabis seeds in South Africa. Are cannabis seeds legal in South Africa? Is it legal to smoke marijuana? Where can you buy cannabis seeds and which seed bank is shipping to South Africa? Continue reading and find out!
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The legality of marijuana in South Africa
Before 2017, the South African law prohibited all use of marijuana (locally also known as dagga). This meant that anyone who bought, sold or was in the possession of marijuana, committed a criminal offence and was punished accordingly. Luckily, the tables turned in 2017, when a judge in the High Court of Western Cape ruled that the ban on private use of marijuana constituted an infringement on the people’s constitutional right to privacy. One year later, this ruling was ratified by the highest court in the country, the Constitutional Court. From that moment onwards, the personal use of cannabis in the context of a private home was legalised.
Consequences of the Supreme Court ruling
The ruling of the Constitutional Court was met with large celebrations among the proponents of marijuana and sparked an enormous increase in the dagga business. However, the ruling of the Constitutional Court is more complex than it seems at first glance. We have set out the most important caveats of the judgment for you.
Allowed amount of cannabis
First of all, the judgment does not specify the amount of cannabis a person is allowed to possess and use: it only requires that the use of the cannabis is “personal” and that the cannabis is used “at home.” This implies that a person is allowed to possess as much cannabis as he wants, as long he stays within these boundaries. However, it is improbable that this was the intention of the Court. For this reason, further rules regarding the allowed amount of cannabis can be expected.
The purchase and sale of cannabis
Moreover, it is important to note that it is still a criminal offence to sell and purchase cannabis. This implies that you are only able to take advantage of the ruling of the Constitutional Court if you plant your own cannabis seeds. Green thumbs are thus essential for those interested in smoking weed. However, again, it is unclear how much marijuana one is allowed to grow and possess. It is therefore advisable to stick to a small amount and to keep an eye out for any new laws and/or rulings.
Importation of cannabis seeds in South Africa
The Constitutional Court’s judgment implies you are only allowed to use cannabis when you plant your own cannabis seeds. This gives rise to a new question: is it legal to import cannabis seeds from a overseas seed bank? The judgment implies that this question can be answered affirmatively. As it is now allowed to grow your own cannabis, it can logically be deduced that it is therefore also allowed to purchase cannabis seeds. These seeds can be bought locally, but can also be imported from a seed bank overseas when you have a phytosanitary document.
Generally, the suppliers overseas are considered more reliable and provide higher quality produce than the suppliers in South Africa. This is because the growing of dagga in South Africa has only been recently legalised, whereas suppliers from other countries have had more experience. For example, the use of cannabis in the Netherlands has already been tolerated from the second half of the twentieth century.
Online purchase of cannabis seeds from South Africa
While some aspects of the judgment of the Constitutional Court still remain hazy, one thing is clear as daylight: it is now allowed to use cannabis in the context of a personal home provided that this cannabis is grown by the user himself. As stated before, the required cannabis seeds can be bought locally, but it may be more advisable to import the cannabis seeds. Would you like to give importing a try? In that case you have to find a reliable weed seed bank that sells fresh, top quality seeds for an affordable price and that ships to your country (preferably at a small price). That is where Weedseedsexpress comes in.
Weedseedsexpress is a company based in the Netherlands that sells high quality seeds and ships worldwide. On our website, you will find a broad variety of weed seeds. Whether you are looking for feminized, autoflower or medical seeds: you can count on us! Is growing and maintaining plants not your strongest point or is it your first time? No worries: in our webshop you will also find great marijuana seeds for beginners.
Importing cannabis seeds on a budget
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