The do-it-yourself gig
If you are one of those who still insist on making your grandmother frown - herewith some pointers to keep in mind if you decide to grow your own.
You can grow dagga in any private space – but it’s not yet clear where that would be.
The judgement specifically states that dagga could be cultivated in any private space – not just at your home or in a private dwelling.
“An example of cultivation of cannabis in a private place is the garden of one’s residence. It may also be that one may cultivate it in a place other than in one’s garden if that place can be said to be a private place,” the ruling says.
You are allowed to grow dagga inside a property.
“It may or may not be that it can also be grown inside an enclosure or a room under certain circumstances,” the Constitutional Court ruling states.
You can get arrested for buying seeds or plants to grow dagga.
The new ruling clearly states that only the private consumption of dagga is allowed – you are not allowed to sell or buy dagga from anyone.
You probably won’t need green fingers – but fish poo could help.
Growing them indoors in buckets is also an option, however, cannabis needs a lot of light to grow. Some growers use fish waste, from an aquarium, to help fertilise the soil. This natural fertiliser is much more effective than regular fertiliser and provides good nutrients to his stock.
You can still get arrested for growing dagga.
Following the ruling, parliament still has to make a decision on the quantity of dagga that adults would be allowed to grow.
For now, according to the ruling, the police could still arrest you if they have a reasonable suspicion that the dagga that you are growing is not only for your own consumption.