A Change of Season

By |Published On: April 16th, 2013|


It seems like the other day we were on a three week summer road trip visiting our supporters along the east coast of SA. It’s now autumn and everything seems to be a blur of deadlines, juggling acts, different hats to wear and chasing our tails. Sometimes the trouble with the dagga plant is its continued use spawns all these wonderful plans and ideas that we end up implementing.

One such idea is our Cannabis Open Day in downtown Johannesburg  this coming weekend. It’s evolved in to quite a collaboration now.

Our estimates of a couple of hundred people have been eclipsed, so we’re beefing up facilities to cater for you all.

As the excitement mounts, we are being asked an interesting variety of questions: 

These answers cover most of them:

Dagga remains illegal in South Africa. This celebration will help to change that. Take all the usual precautions and use the plant as you would/would not normally use it in a public environment.

Yes, you may bring as many friends as you like.

Yes, it is going to be cold, if the weather report is to be believed at this stage.

The event is free because we want it to be an inclusive celebration of the truth about Dagga.

We are paying for this event through your support of the Cannamarket Trading Stalls so, yes, please bring your spirit of generosity with you.

There are ATM’s in the vicinity but NO CARD FACILITIES at the stalls. Maboneng Precinct has a selection of bistros restaurants and bars that have full card facilities.

Yes, all DC info packs, stickers, posters and DVDs will be on sale to keep the campaign going.

The Confession Booth is a place where you go to pledge your REAL support in front of a camera.

The Exhibition is your first stop if you have brought your parents with you. It is the place where your fascination with this plant will be expanded.

Yes, our very own “Dagga: The Truth” doccie will be showing in a loop with some other interesting shorts…. in the exhibition space.

Yes, there will be an abundance of good coffee. Ditto for cakes & an array of munchies of course!

Parking in Main Rd, R25 until the lot is full then its pot luck after that.

Pot Luck is also the name of one of our stalls!

Thanks for reading this long-awaited update and we hope we’ve answered some questions.

We are so excited to have come this far and  none of this would have been possible without our hosts, The Maboneng Precinct.

Jozi folk  know the area close to “Arts on Main”. Newcomers to the area can look forward to seeing another side of our city.

If you’re not sure how to find The Maboneng Precinct….here are some route planners…



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  1. Tielman Karovsky April 18, 2013 at 12:01 am - Reply

    Thursday, Friday, SATURDAY . Let the gooooodtimes rollllll. What a brilliant idea. puff puff and passsssssssssssssssss………………

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