Religion, Lawyers and Drugs in South Africa
willesser at YAHOO.COM
Wed Feb 23 08:58:07 PST 2000
An interesting case from abroad . . .
"A South African court is weighing the case of a
Rastafarian whose bid to become a lawyer has been
thwarted because his religion compels him to smoke
cannabis, the South African Press Association said
Although the South African constitution guarantees the
rights of religious minorities, the South African
Supreme Court has held that the prohibition of
marijuana use was not unconstitutional. After two
convictions for drug use, the Rastafarian was held not
eligible to practice law.
Will "They must have read Smith" Esser
"Preach often; sometimes use words." St. Francis of Assisi
Law Clerk - Tenth Circuit
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
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