With the perpetual imminence of the Constitutional Court’s WCHC Appeal judgement, we’ve been busy working in the background during the more than 8 month wait, publishing and distributing our Fields Of Green For ALL
‘Desired Outcomes’ Cannabis Legalisation Discussion Document.
This document is a 40 page skeleton setting out the possibilities for the structure of Cannabis Regulations in South Africa. There are many different options being explored, or even implemented, around the world. This booklet needs to be expanded to 400 pages with the nuts and bolts of a uniquely South African solution. This is why we are back on the road again.
We need your input and expertise: YOU, The South African Cannabis User, Trader, Cultivator, are the most important part of this. ‘Discussion’ document should give you a clue. We are inviting YOU to participate and give us your vision as a to how you see legalisation working in SA.
The booklet has been online since March and we’ve been receiving a steady stream of comments and suggestions. We highly recommend familiarising yourself with the contents of the document before attending our presentations.
Our reasoning behind this project is to be able to give the government some idea as to what ‘Free The Weed’ needs to look like. Besides, if you don’t fight for the legalisation model you envisage and the legislators are left to their own devices with their pharma friends, you’ll get a gruesome looking scenario like the one that is playing out right now in Canada.
We have booked venues in three provinces for this first phase of our Desired Outcomes Tour 2018. We have to do this in stages due to commitments in Jo’burg but in the next two months we will be visiting you in KZN, The Eastern Cape and the Western Cape, in that order.
This is not an exercise to promote the virtues of the plant, this is a presentation tour designed to attract interested parties who see a future in a legalised Cannabis environment. Whether you’re a traditional healer or a dealer, a grower, herbalist, care giver, geneticist, farmer, a patient who wants the right to grow their own medicine or just a stoner who wants to be left alone by the cops, everyone should have a say in this important matter.
We start in Richards Bay at the Bobby Greenhash Foundation. The #HotboxShow will broadcast live from their Tuzi Gazi Waterfront dispensary and coffee shop from 7pm, Thursday 30th August on the Dagga Couple You Tube channel. The Tuzi Gazi Waterfront is also the venue for a full ‘Desired Outcomes’ presentation and Q & A at the Zululand Yacht Club on Friday 31st August. You will also catch us at the BGH Foundation sponsored Lifestyle Market at the Waterfront on Saturday 1st September relaxing with the rest of the crowd. Spring Day!
On Monday 3rd September, we’re in Durban North giving a presentation at the Holistic Relief Wellness and Pain Management Centre. You may remember this venue hitting the headlines as Africa’s first Medical Cannabis Dispensary. We’re looking forward to catching up with Krithi Thaver, founder and owner of the centre, and seeing the place for ourselves. Please join us for what is bound to be a well supported event.
Tuesday 4th September we’re being very kindly hosted by Hilltop Farm Lodge at Sea Park outside Port Shepstone. We’re hoping this venue is central enough for all you Natal South Coast Cannabis enthusiasts to join us to discuss future possibilities for a South African Cannabis industry in your area. On Wednesday 5th September you’ll find us a the Howick Agricultural Hall in the Natal Midlands. We’re hoping supporters from Pietermaritzburg & the greater Midlands area can join us too as we can only do one date in the area before returning to Jo’burg.
On Saturday 15th September we’ve been invited by the Cannabis Development Council (CDC) to their two day Rainbow Warrior Music Festival outside East London at Chintsa. R100 gets you a ticket and a trading place at this 420 friendly event featuring local musicians, performers and traders. We will be giving a presentation and spending some time with the provincial CDC representatives. We have never visited this area of the Eastern Cape for any length of time before so we’re looking forward to meeting people we’ve been interacting on social media with for years. It’s always cool to put faces to the names. Come and hear what legalisation thoughts and ideas your community has and support this excellent initiative.
From East London we have presentations in Bathurst on Sunday 16th, and Port Elizabeth on Mon 17th September. Yes PE, you have been nagging us for years!
Then on to Jeffreys Bay on Wednesday 19th September. Our plan includes a combined presentation at the Knysna Angling Club for the Knysna & Plettenburg Bay crowd on Thursday 20th and then a presentation in Sedgefield / Wilderness on Friday 21st September in the hope that those of you from George and the surrounding areas can travel to us.
Venues are still being booked for this busy Garden Route leg of the journey. We’ll keep you updated as we progress.
We are booked to do a presentation on Saturday 22nd September at this year’s Tsitsikama Forest Earthdance Festival.
You’ll find us there for the whole weekend, networking and generally soaking up the atmosphere of a two day trance jorl before our return to Jo’burg to catch up with our pets and admin.
We arrive in Cape Town on Monday 8th October for SA Drug Policy Week 2018. There is a big focus on Cannabis legalisation and future policy at this years event, with activists arriving from North Africa and Europe to get a feel of where we are in SA and what more needs to be done. We are really looking forward to this far reaching and important international event.
Whilst in the Cape Town area we are planning presentations in the Hermanus/ Stillbaai areas the week of the 15th October and of course in the Cape Town city environs. If you’d like to host us at a venue you know of while we are in CT, please let us know….
Please share these dates with your world and please spread the word about our ‘Desired Outcomes’ booklet. If you can help us on the ground by handing out flyers, you can use the file below for B5, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the 20mb pdf A2 poster file. If you are able to help us on the ground with venues or accommodation in your area, please get in touch with us to put the jigsaw puzzle together for the coming months. See you on the road!