Remembering Jules

The only way you are going to uplift this economy is to unleash the plant for everybody. Not hemp, not medicine, Dagga. All of it.” – Jules Stobbs, East London, South Africa February 2020.

Our Mission

Since our registration as a Non-Profit Company in 2013, Fields of Green for ALL continues to navigate the increasingly complex Cannabis world. We are a civil society organisation with the interests of the existing Cannabis industry and the Human Rights of ALL citizens at heart.

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Fields of Green for ALL – Who, What and Why?

Established as the evidence provider for The Trial of the Plant, our mission continues with the fight to have this evidence heard. The slow and frustrating pace of Cannabis law reform in South Africa (and the rest of Africa) is entirely due to this evidence not being heard. Fear-based draft legislation and regulations, centered around the perceived harms of the Cannabis plant shows us that no credible evidence underlies the efforts of the legislators & regulators’ efforts thus far.

What we are seeing here in South Africa is the continued colonial, corporate capture of the trade in the Cannabis plant. Users, growers and traders continue to be arrested by the South African Police Services and our #StopTheCops campaign has kept us busy since 2013.

In April 2021 we published Cannabis in South Africa: The People’s Plant. A full Spectrum Manifesto for Policy Reform. Our Manifesto and its contents, 6 years in the making, contains everything we stand for and everything we are still fighting for, both in the courts and on the ground.

“We will not stop until we achieve Fields of Green for ALL for ALL South Africans so that we may be an example for the rest of Africa and ALL citizens of the world. We owe it to this plant that has been so good to us in so many ways.” Myrtle Clarke, August 2021

ECOSOC Special Consultative Status

Fields of Green for ALL has been granted special consultative status by the United Nations (Economic and Social Council).

We are the only Cannabis activist organisation globally to be given this status and we are thankful for all our team members, especially our international researchers and activists who helped coordinate and monitor our application to the U.N 4 years ago. Read more on this blog post:

https://fieldsofgreenforall.org.za/un-special-consultative-status-granted-to-fields-of-green-for-all/

Meet Our Team – Our entire team are volunteers!

Myrtle Clarke
Myrtle ClarkeManaging Director
Together with the late Jules Stobbs, Myrtle is our founding Director and remaining half of The Dagga Couple, a brand that will live on in the hearts of Dagga enthusiasts forever. Calling themselves “reluctant activists” or “ordinary criminals” (link to TED Talk?), Jules and Myrtle came to Cannabis Activism from a background in the Creative Arts, Education, Film & TV. Myrtle continues to oversee our efforts to achieve Fields of Green for ALL, against ALL odds!
Robyn Cameron
Robyn CameronDirector & Webmaster
Part of our team since 2015, Robyn is a company director and the driving force behind our major resource – this website and our Social Media portals. Robyn has overseen our ever-expanding site as it was merged with the original Dagga Couple one. Robyn navigates the tricky world of online Cannabis content with skills coming from years of experience keeping up with the trends and the technology. She has a keen interest in shaping the way forward in web development as an important Cannabis Support Industry.
Robyn is also a musician who has performed at all of our DDay 420 Cannabis Culture events.
Charl Henning
Charl HenningAdministration Manager & Victim Support
Charl handles day-to-day administration, our Affiliate Programme and our #StopTheCops initiative. He is the knowledgeable voice of reason on the other end of our Arrest (& general enquiries) Helpline (063 1740938). Charl also manages our ever-expanding FAQs about Cannabis in South Africa. Charl divides his time between online work from his home in Cape Town, visits to our office in Johannesburg and composing music.
Ami Heystek
Ami HeystekGeneral Manager & Admin Support
Ami manages our online shop and professionally collates and oversees the ins and outs of our events and campaigns. Ami shares the Fields of Green for ALL office with Myrtle so is always there to assist with day-to-day admin. With a background in the corporate world, Ami adds those valuable skills to our team, but is also a keen foodie who makes sure that the catering is always well taken care of.
Joanne Parry
Joanne ParryProduction Manager @The Hotbox Show
Jo has been part of the Fields of Green for ALL Team since 2014. She has also been part of the #HotboxShow since the first episode in 2017. Jo manages everything to do with the content of the show and contributes her experience in the media industry, as well as everything she has learned since helping Myrtle in the early days of our #JoinTheQueue campaign, which has now become #StopTheCops. Jo has unique insight into the intricacies of Cannabis Culture that come from her years as an activist on the front lines.
Keith McKay
Keith McKayDesign & Merch Manager
Keith came on board for the design of our Manifesto and became a member of our team when we realised how much we needed his skills for everything to do with the “look and feel” of our organisation. Working closely with Robyn, Keith is responsible for all things Design and keeping our campaigns relevant, up to date and professional.
Nelio De Freitas
Nelio De FreitasHotbox Show
Riaan van der Merwe
Riaan van der MerweHotbox Show
Daniel Purkiss
Daniel PurkissHotbox Show
Dale Viljoen
Dale ViljoenHotbox Show

ALL SOUTH AFRICANS

You, yes you– All South Africans are affected by Cannabis prohibition directly or indirectly as it is a law that relies on funding from Civil Society and diverts valuable resources away from addressing the very real struggles of our nation. We intend to create and participate in a legalisation environment that is for South Africans by South Africans.

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