There is a common misconception that cannabis has been legalised in SA — but this is not the case just yet. Judgment is still pending with the Constitutional Court‚ and if legalisation is successful‚ Parliament still has two years to make the necessary changes to the relevant laws. Until then‚ while home users found smoking or in possession of marijuana may attempt to fend off prosecution citing privacy rights‚ instances of public use and being found under the influence of marijuana at the workplace can lead to criminal charges‚ as well as whatever recourse deemed fit by the workplace. Legality impact Due to the defendability of home use‚ there is a rise in recreational marijuana smoking impacting how organisations manage and respond to workers under the influence. When‚ and if‚ marijuana use is legalised‚ the substance is likely to be more easily available‚ which will inevitably lead to increased use. One of the advantages of legalising marijuana is that‚ as it is not considered a ...

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