A Traditional, Cultural & Religious Expert Comes on Board

By |Published On: November 24th, 2015|



Fields of Green for ALL is pleased to announce that Brian Damonse aka Ras Khora has joined our panel of expert witnesses for The Trial of the Plant.

Brian is a Consultant Herbalist and Diviner who has vast experience in the intricacies of protecting the rights of people and their use of plants. He sits on the KhoiSan Council of Elders and is a member of the Traditional Healers Interim Council. Brian hails from Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, where he is a Priest of the RasTafari Nyahbinghi Order. He has been an active participant in parliamentary processes around the Traditional Health Practitioners Act of 2007.

It is clear by now that South Africa is uniquely placed to lead the way internationally in the re-legalisation of the Cannabis plant. One of the four platforms that is closest to our hearts is the Traditional, Cultural and Religious use of the plant. This is a broad platform with uniquely South African themes.

Brain & Myrtle

South Africa’s world famous Constitution was written in such a way that it enshrines our citizen’s right to freedom of cultural and religious practice. The Rastafari people remain the most persecuted religious group in our country.

There are over 300 000 Traditional Healers in South Africa. Traditional Healers’ use of the plant is blighted by so many grey areas in the law that our ancient plant medicine practices are under severe threat.

Snapshot - 3Traditionally, women use this plant to supplement their income in the rural areas where the men have left for the cities in search of work. Most rural women look after extended families, often including HIV/AIDS orphans. Women are constantly victimised as cultivators, traders and transporters of Cannabis. This plant has been an integral part of rural Southern African life for hundreds of years and it is interesting to note that there is no word for “prohibition” in any of South Africa’s official languages, except English.

TOTP button FGA siteAmidst all the talk of Cannabis legalisation across the globe we hear so much about Cannabis becoming a booming industry. We have a duty to ALL South Africans to protect their interests across the Cannabis legalisation spectrum. Brian Ras Khora is an expert in exactly the area we need to ensure that ALL people who use this plant have their voices heard. Fields of Green for ALL!  Please support our Indiegogo Campaign so that we can roll out our entire list of experts and bring you a world class Trial of the Plant.



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  1. James T. Henry December 6, 2015 at 11:51 am - Reply

    To get broader community involvement, is to market the Indiegogo Campaign more openly in order to change the overall mind-set and negative stigma in & around our communities. I do know marketing comes with a very pity Penny, but what you sow you shall reap. As the leave of the plant will give healing to all whom believes in It..

  2. Elsa Janse Van Rensburg November 25, 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Hi Brian.
    Very proud of you and whish you all of the best in re-writing legislation in regards to medicinal use of marijuana. I am proud to be a member of your organization.

    Yours truly
    Elsa Janse Van Rensburg

  3. Marissa November 24, 2015 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Dear Myrtle

    Thank you for another timely and interesting article.
    I am a supporter of the drive to end the prohibition of Cannabis, especially re the medicinal uses thereof.
    Just one small correction: in Afrikaans is daar egter meer as een woord vir “prohibition”, onder andere “afskaffing”, “ban”, “verbieding”, “prohibisie” en “verbod”.
    Sterkte – may the people be heard!

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