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The need for decriminalization of the use of cannabis : a comparative legal study

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dc.contributor.advisor Naidoo, Kamban Singh, Vishik Anil 2020-03-23T07:25:44Z 2020-03-23T07:25:44Z 2019-09-04
dc.description.abstract The research determined if constitutional justification existed for the decriminalisation of the use of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes. Various constitutional values were employed when deciding on the limits of decriminalisation of the use of cannabis. The right to freedom, the right to privacy, dignity and equity were the constitutional rights used by the applicants in the Prince cases to justify the decriminalisation of cannabis use in South Africa. The study provides an in-depth look at the decisions and evidence used in the South African Prince case. The study further provides a comprehensive review of literature, including foreign law. The focus of the study was to identify if the use of cannabis for medical use or recreational use is constitutionally justified in South Africa. The Prince case proved that the limitations placed on the right to privacy were unjustified and the state failed to prove otherwise. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (111 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Cannabis en
dc.subject Dagga en
dc.subject Marijuana en
dc.subject South African Revised Cannabis Legislation en
dc.subject Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development and Others v Prince en
dc.subject Legalisation of cannabis in South Africa en
dc.subject Cannabis law amendments en
dc.subject Private use of cannabis en
dc.subject Constitutional right to privacy en
dc.subject Limitations on privacy en
dc.subject.ddc 344.4233068
dc.subject.lcsh Cannabis -- Law and legislation -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Privacy, Right of -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Drug legalization -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Comparative law en
dc.title The need for decriminalization of the use of cannabis : a comparative legal study en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Criminal and Procedural Law en LL. M. (Criminal Law)

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