In a surprising ruling, the Western Cape High Court decided that enough was enough, and that everyone needed a break, so now you can kind of sort of smoke weed in your home, if that’s your thing. The legalisation of recreational marijuana has become a global discussion, with a few US states already allowing legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes. In South Africa, the topic of medical marijuana was already before Parliament, and with Fridays High Court ruling, it’s a possibility that the marijuana legislation being discussed will extend to recreational marijuana. To me it’s a sign of progress, with overwhelming scientific evidence favouring marijuana as a harmless recreational drug when used by adults in moderation.After all the insanity, it’s time for a break. The Easter holiday begins at the end of this week, and I’m looking forward to spending 10 days doing absolutely nothing. This edition is our last for the quarter, and I hope you enjoy it.Write to us at perdeby@up.ac.za, we would love to hear your opinion on the cabinet reshuffle, recreational marijuana, or anything else that you’d like to share with us.

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