South Africa’s finance minister calls for cannabis to be legalised

South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has called for legalisation of cannabis trade in order to collect more tax revenue.

He made the announcement on Twitter that he will put the idea to cabinet:

He also tweeted a series of pictures showing it already growing:

In 2019 South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled that the private possession, use and cultivation of cannabis is decriminalised.

Selling cannabis at any scale remains illegal.