Dagga is now legal in South Africa!

Felicitations to South Africa! The Constitutional Court of South Africa, the country’s highest court, on Tuesday morning, 9th of Sep 2018, has delivered the historical judgement by Deputy Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo, and it is ruled now that:

the personal use of [both medical and recreational] cannabis is not a criminal offence in South Africa as of Tuesday 18th of September;

this excludes the commercial use but strictly based on personal use;

the ban on private possession and consumption, and cultivation of the plant for own use, which was in force before, is now acknowledged as unconstitutional; and

it’s found that the country’s cannabis ban infringed on section 14 of the South African constitution which gives all citizens the right to privacy.

Dagga in South Africa

Discover the original document carefully provided by the Constitutional Court of South Africa thru their twitter account (click this link to find it)

The Government now has 2 years to issue this bill officially into law. However, private use is legal right from this day, as of Tuesday 18 September. It is now a problem to solve among others what quantities of dagga are allowed for a person to carry and to cultivate, and it must strictly be based on “personal use”:

This judgement of the SA’s highest court sets new order perfectly and right away, which is already very cool and history-making, yet the statesmen of South Africa has just got a truckload of definitions, regulations, estimations to solve.  Namely – specify the amount for the private use.

Dagga is decriminalised but be warned

Okay…

The official status for dagga (marijuana in South Africa) is: “Decriminalised”.

They have pushed a judgement straight into law, with the immediate effect (it were only few days indeed, but for that big, that historical change I call it ‘immediate’).

But…

Dealing, selling, trading marijuana or smoking marijuana outside of your own home remains an illegal practice. Adults are allowed to grow, use and cultivate inside their own property (which is also supported by the “privacy of home” doctrine in the Constiotution of South Africa, Section 14). Everything else – is still in the agenda, and to be regulated by the SA’s government as soon as it is only possible, yet by this moment it is not.

Read related — The Names of Marijuana in the countries of the world

The head image/photo is originated from the free gallery of the pixabay.com, and it shows a beautiful South-African woman, she is obviously a street trader in the market. She is so happy, which is the principal reason we love to have this image as the Illustration of the Country. Note that, no relation of her to any cannabis activity can follow neither stated by such a placement. Beauty and love is the exclusive goal we chase.

All About Bong For Weed

When it comes to smoking weed, there is no shortage of ways to explore, however for aficionados of cannabis one of the top options has to be the bong. No other method has such a long and illustrious pedigree as this bong device which dates back to pre-historic times.

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Used as a filtration device for smoking tobacco and marijuana together with other types of herbal smoking blends, the bong works by making the smoke move over a greater distance, helping it to cool and become more pure. Experts are all in agreement – using a bong is one of the most pleasurable ways of enjoying weed.

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Where Have Bongs Come From?

There is some debate about where the word “bong” comes from and where this device originated. It is believed by some that the word originates from the Thai language, where the word “boang” means “wooden pipe”. On the other hand, others believe that the concept originates from Africa and is related to the hookah.

Water pipes are certainly very ancient, and date back to at least the time of the Ancient Egyptians, and perhaps further. Traditionally used in Asia, they were also often seen in Africa. A nomadic tribe called the Scythians which ranged from Asia across to Europe were known to use them to smoke cannabis, among other substances.

How Do Bongs Work?

A hookah is certainly the most famous derivative of the ancient bong. Hookah is an immobile water pipe which features a hose from the pipe to the mouthpiece. A hookah enables several people to share flavoured tobacco or herb in a group. Bong apparently is the individual thing, yet it does not mean that you can’t pass it when in company but by means of the original idea it is kinda individual.

Old-school Thai Classic Bong for weed

Bongs are available in a wide choice of sizes and shapes, and can be made from various materials such as acrylic, glass, ceramic or bamboo. They work by sending the smoke through water to remove the toxins and other particles which could be otherwise inhaled. Some studies seem to have shown that water filtration could be an effective method of reducing the user’s exposure to carcinogenic compounds, making it a healthier method of intake. As the water also cools down the smoke, it is also easier to inhale without causing irritation to the airways.

Types Of Bong

Ceramic and acrylic bongs are generally smaller and more robust than the more fragile, larger bamboo and glass versions. This means that they are ideal for use outdoors or while traveling. Although glass bongs are more likely to crack or break, they are still a favorite device of regular smokers thanks to their transparency and their attractive aesthetic. As they are see-through, the user can see clearly when the water should be changed to get a clean hit.

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The straight-tube version features a bulbous, large base paired with a tubular, long mouthpiece. However, there are also multi-chamber bongs that have 2 chambers rather than one. Since the second chamber is able to filter the smoke another time, these device ensure an even cleaner hit than the straight-tube version. There are also percolator bongs that filter even more strongly and produce a cooler smoke as well as carburetor bongs which offer the user an intense hit.

Bongs Or Joints?

When you try smoking weed from a bong rather than a joint, you’ll immediately experience the difference. The main reason why lots of marijuana users prefer to use a bong is the filtering effect which the water has on the smoke. There is no tar or ash to go directly into the lungs as all of these particles become trapped inside the water at the bottom of the bong. Water pipes (hookahs) are also capable of trapping up to 90% of toxins for a healthier experience.

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