Spare a thought for Television hunk Pallance Dladla, who was recently arrested and detained by police after he was found in possession of dagga.
According to the Sunday World, the Isibaya actor who plays Jabulani Zungu in the popular Mzansi Magic soapie, was arrested at Montecasino in Fourways, northern Johannesburg after police were alerted by security guards to a man smoking dagga in the casino complex.
If the 25-year-old Dladla, was in Uruguay he would have not attracted the media spotlight.
In 2014, Uruguay legalized the possession of dagga for personal use and legalizing the growing up to six plants at home.
The Netherlands and Israel have legal programs for growing medical cannabis but do not allow cultivation of marijuana for recreational use.
Canada has introduced a legislation aimed at regulating recreational marijuana use by July 2018.
According to media reports dried and fresh cannabis, as well as cannabis oil, will be initially available with edible products to follow. Medical marijuana is already legal in Canada.