Mboweni says ‘legalize it!’ as he dares cops to arrest him for growing dagga

The finance minister is clearly backing reforms around the laws restricting the cannabis industry in SA
The Citizen (South Africa)
Monday, February 3, 2020

In a series of tweets on Sunday, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni uploaded photos of dagga plants growing on his farm in Limpopo, which he explained were occurring there naturally. The law around cannabis in South Africa is complex, after the Constitutional Court declared that private growth and use should be protected by rights to privacy. However, the plant remains a controlled substance according to the statute books. Many commentators have pointed out that a legal cannabis industry could contribute significantly to economic growth in South Africa, with detractors arguing that the plant is a “gateway drug” to more serious drug abuse.