In 2018, South Africa decriminalized the use, possession, and growth of marijuana. This made it, at the time, one of the most lenient countries in the world when it comes to cannabis. The new laws didn’t go so far as to open South Africa to cannabis tourism like the legalization in Canada and select parts of the United States. It is, however, possible to enjoy cannabis while traveling through South Africa. But before trying South Africa’s top strains like Durban Poison or Swazi Gold, you need to brush up on local laws and customs.
Here’s everything you need to know about cannabis consumption in South Africa.