The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill, AKA the "Dagga Bill", has been approved by the cabinet and opened for public comment.
In 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled that it’s no longer a criminal offence for an adult to use, possess, or grow cannabis in private for personal consumption.
The aim of the Bill is to:
- respect the right to privacy of an adult person to possess cannabis plant cultivation material; to cultivate a prescribed quantity of cannabis plants; to possess a prescribed quantity of cannabis; and to consume cannabis;
- regulate the possession of cannabis plant cultivation material; the cultivation of cannabis plants; the possession of cannabis; and the consumption of cannabis by an adult person;
- protect adults and children against the harms of cannabis;
- provide for the expungement of criminal records of persons convicted of possession or use of cannabis;
- delete and amend provisions of certain laws; and
- provide for matters connected therewith.
Join us for a two-hour webinar in which we will explore the contents of the Bill and the possible future of this legislation.
Date: 24 March 2021, 15:00-17:00 SAST
Andrew Hutchison is a contracts specialist and has published a body of work in leading South African and international peer-reviewed law journals and edited books on contract law. A theme running through most of these articles is the role to be given to good faith or fairness in South African contract law. He is interested in the comparative and historical angles to this question, as well as the constitutional and relational dimensions. He is currently engaged in research on financial inclusion and stokvels in Cape Town, South Africa. He presented a guest lecture series at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in January 2014. He has since then been a research visitor (inter alia) at the Edinburgh Centre for Private Law (Scotland, UK); the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany); and Monash University’s Department of Business Law and Taxation (Melbourne, Australia).
Price: R695 per person.
More info: http://www.lawatwork.uct.ac.za/dagga-bill