Zol – and dagga – are South African words for marijuana.
Does South Africa’s government “want” people to buy zol from a pharmacy?
In September 2018, South Africa’s Constitutional Court – the county’s highest court – ruled that using dagga was a private issue.
The court decriminalised the private use of dagga.
But it did not rule that people could buy the drug from a pharmacist, with a doctor’s letter.
The article’s headline is false. – Butchie Seroto
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