The Western Cape High Court passed a ruling on Friday morning that allows for the possession, cultivation and private use of marijuana at home. . 

The court also ruled that Parliament has 24 months to change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act and the Medicines Control Act. . 

Dagga Party of SA leader Jeremy Acton, Rastafarian Garreth Prince and 18 others argued in December last year for the decriminalisation of the substance. . 

According to the Dagga Party the ruling is a massive step forward for the cannabis movement in the country. Acton said the ruling would put a stop to unnecessary arrests. 

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