Gogo Phephisile Maseko, 44, traditional healer and national coordinator of the Traditional Healers Organization of South Africa attends to patients using a blend of cannabis and other herbs, Oct. 1, 2018. (AFP/Gulshan Khan)
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A bucket containing a soupy green mixture sits under a table in Nduna Ewrong-Nxumalo's consultation room in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa's economic hub. The sangoma, or "traditional healer," has trusted and prescribed the pungent mixture cannabis tea to his patients for years.Last month, South Africa's top court decriminalized the private and personal use of cannabis in a landmark case that pitted law enforcement agencies against advocates of the plant, which is known in the country as "dagga".I found solace in knowing that you can never overdose on weed, because it's natural," Luthuli said.After taking the cannabis tea for almost a year, she went back for a checkup and was declared asthma-free, she said. While the Constitutional Court did not decriminalize the use of the drug in public or the offenses of supplying or dealing, the legalization of personal cannabis use has been met with some backlash.
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