The Constitutional Court has found that the ban on the private use and cultivation of dagga at a private home is unconstitutional.
The judgement, Judge Zondo said, was two-fold: "it decriminalises the use or possession of cannabis by an adult in private for that adult person's personal consumption in private and it decriminalises the cultivation of cannabis by an adult for that adult's personal consumption in private".
As to how a police officer would know whether the amount of cannabis in the possession of an adult is or is not for that adult person's personal consumption, the Court held that a police officer would have to consider all the circumstances including the quantity of cannabis found in an adult person's possession.
The constitutional court's judgment on marijuana states that consumers may be in possession and consume Marijuana at home.
But the ministers of justice, police, health and trade challenged that finding, arguing that there was "objective proof of the harmful effects of cannabis".
In the meantime‚ the court specified it has allowed "interim relief" that allows people to smoke dagga at home and grow enough for personal use at home.
At the moment, possessing, growing or using marijuana - even in small quantities - can technically lead to jail time, a fine and a criminal record. "Rastafarai. We are free!" However, the use or possession of cannabis by a child anywhere, or by an adult in public, is not decriminalised.
But ultimately, it would be up to the court to decide whether the person in possession of cannabis had the intent to deal it, or use it for his/her consumption.
It will, however, remain illegal to use cannabis in public, and to sell and supply it. The ruling hasn't however, said how much a person can legally have, and that will be up to parliament.
In April Zimbabwe became the second country in Africa, after Lesotho, to legalise the use of marijuana for medical use.