With the world in chaos, so much came tumbling down in 2020 that we are surprised that the last apartheid law is still standing. Sadly the powers that be and most of the media and police are still perpetuating prohibition in 2021.
We’re expecting a flood of questions in the new year, but please make sure you read our FAQ’s first. While federal legalisation seems imminent in the currently upside down USA, South African Civil society are waiting for our own government’s reaction to our feedback on their proposed nonsensical Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill and we are collating the results of the South African National Survey of Cannabis Growers and Users. We are also looking forward to a very important court case concerning the validity of Dagga Private Clubs on 26 January in the Wynberg magistrates court. Myrtle, Marleen and some of our concerned colleagues will be representing Fields of Green for ALL at the proceedings.
We are still suffering from the fallout of 2020. Our Dagga father and founding CEO, Julian Stobbs was brutally murdered during an armed robbery in July. We are forever indebted to his heroic activism and will always be guided by his strong and true opinion on how the plant needs to be regulated. The fight he started is not over and together with Myrtle we are marching on until the evidence for Dagga is finally heard in a court of law and the Trial of the Plant is concluded.
But we still need your help:
It is getting increasingly difficult to plan any events for 2021, which leaves us in a difficult financial situation after our biggest fundraiser, DDay was cancelled by an invisible ‘little’ virus in 2020. However you can please donate to our still running Cannabis Can Help South Africa GoFundMe campaign (we were able to secure a lot of what we set out to cover, but we have not reached the goal), or at least show support by buying something funky in our shop or becoming a Green Network member at only R49 per month.
With the pandemic still in full swing, the world is changing faster than ever. Here’s hoping to a prosperous 2021 with lots of positive Dagga changes!