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Weed consumption legalised

South Africa's highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places, BBC reports.

In a unanimous Constitutional Court ruling, judges also legalised the growing of marijuana for private consumption.

However, it remains illegal to use cannabis in public, and to sell and supply it.

South Africa's government's had opposed its legalisation, arguing the drug was "harmful" to people's the health.

It has not yet commented on the ruling, which is binding.
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