Not all thumbs are up for legalised cannabis

The Constitutional Court of South Africa’s recent legalisation of the growing and personal use of cannabis has both fierce support and equally strong opposition from residents of Louis Trichardt, as well as the rest of the country.

Local resident Frans Rootman shared his opinion and said, “This judgement entrenches our right to privacy as contemplated in Section 14 of our Constitution. I have never used cannabis, nor intend using it. However, I value my right to privacy dearly and do not want the State to infringe on said right … Despite not agreeing with the use of dagga except more at