Background: The decriminalisation of cannabis for private use in South Africa workplace has been associated with controversy since 2018. Purpose: The purpose of this article was to explore employees’ interpretation of the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill of 2020. Method: This article adopted qualitative research and collected data through document analysis. Results: Employees who singularly apply their rights to use cannabis and disregard the requirements of the Occupational Health Act of 1993, are at risk of losing their employment. Conclusion: Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill of 2020 does not protect employees against the application of the Occupational Health Act of 1993 by employers.
- Cannabis for private purposes
- Drugs policy
- Occupational health act