Thousands gathered outside Parliament on Saturday May 5 for the annual Cannabis Walk, which is part of a global movement calling for cannabis to be made legal for recreational and medical use.
Last year, the Western Cape High Court made a landmark ruling that it was an infringement to ban the use of cannabis by adults in private homes. It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act, and it had 24 months to do so. The state, including the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Health, Department of Social Development and Department of International Relations, has since appealed the decision. Keenan Poole of Brackenfell shows off his poster in support of the cause.