Although I didn't like the legalisation of dagga for personal use by adults, as per the Constitutional Court ruling, I support the Rastafarians' use of dagga for their religious practices. As for others who need dagga use for medical purposes, the government must put down laws on how they can obtain the herb from pharmacies and clinics.
The fact is that dagga can harm the future of a country, especially when it causes the youth to drop out of school.
The 2017 report by the central drug authority shows that SA is rated in the top 10 in drug abuse.
We, however, still have a chance to get it right in the fight against drugs.
Police need the assistance of families and leaders of community and political organisations to win the battle against drug abuse among the youth.
Teboho Victor Hlongwane