South Africans reacted quickly on social media when cannabis was decriminalised yesterday, following a Constitutional Court ruling. Read more on the specifics here. We are known for our sense of humour – a necessary skill in the current political and economical climate. Because if you can’t laugh, what can you do?

While there are many questions – what amount qualifies as personal possession and use? What is meant by a ‘private space’ and how much can we grow on our properties? – South Africans enjoyed the historic moment by posting their reactions. Regardless of how you feel about the news, these reactions are worth a read.

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Some responded with political theories behind the ruling:

And then there was the time IQELA LENTSANGO: The Dagga Party of South Africa leader Jeremy Acton lit up live on studio during a cannabis legalisation debate:

This guy wasted no time (though we’re pretty sure this is likely over the personal possession limit – just a bit).

Others got really creative, and bless them for blessing our feeds with their ingeniousness:

But there are questions, many questions:

A national holiday in the making?

Some gave credit to Tesla billionaire, Elon Musk, for swaying the public view with a video of him on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast earlier this month where he smoked his first joint.

Others brought up important reasons why decriminalisation was necessary in their view, past their own personal use:

The South African Parliament was given 24 months to update existing legislation on cannabis use. News 24 reports that they have responded, saying “as required by the Constitution, the public will have an opportunity to make submissions during the processes in Parliament.”

The laws to be reviewed include the Drugs Act sections 4 (b) and 5 (b) as well as section 22A of the Medicines Act.