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South Africa:Following Concourt Ruling, SAPS Continues to Arrest People for Possession of Cannabis



[Daily Maverick] The new ConCourt judgment legalising private use of cannabis should lead to a decrease in dagga arrests, but power still rests with the police. To date, cannabis arrests are one of the biggest SAPS arrest categories. Complete decriminalisation would free up R3.5-billion in police resources. This could be put to good use in combating the worrying 7 % increase in the murder rate, contained in the latest SAPS crime stats....

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Published By: Allafrica - Monday, 8 October