“… the illicit market – fuelling a crime-prone underbelly and networks of individuals operating outside the realm of ethical and moral behaviour.” The South African Cannabis Masterplan, v5 (pg4), August 2021 The Cannabis Trade Association Africa (CTAA), together with Cheeba Africa, Craft Cannabis TV and Cape Town TV, hosted a webinar
When Jules and I first met Trenton Birch and Linda Siboto in Cape Town a few years back, we were very excited at the prospect of a Cannabis Academy for South Africa. This was a line item on our big white board in the Fields of Green for ALL
Watch Fields of Green for ALL Present to the South African Parliament on the Cannabis For Private Purposes Bill
The last few days have been exciting as the public hearings on the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill and the National Cannabis Master Plan (NCMP) got underway via Zoom and our Parliament’s YouTube channel The programme shows a wide variety of stakeholders but most presentations brought the up the issue of the stakeholder engagement
Fields of Green for ALL Presents Oral Submissions to the South African Parliament on the Cannabis For Private Purposes Bill
Over the past few weeks we have been reminding our supporters about The Trial of the Plant and the last week has brought things to a head. The next few days are crucial on the difficult road to answer the question: Are we going to have to go back to court for TOTP2?
Day 13 – Friday 18 August 2017 DFL continues cross examination of Craig Paterson until 1:09:21 Adv Mahon re-examination of Craig until 1:12:16 Don announces to the court that the plaintiffs require time to read all the extra evidence that has been presented to us. Postponed sine die (at a date
DFL continues Prof Nutt cross examination until 5:05:47 Adv Mahon starts re-examination until the end of the day. Points out to the judge that it is now obvious that the trial will have a second session and that he will continue with the re-examination in due course. DFL jumps up to
Adv Mahon points out that we have received 9 bundles of evidence since the start of the trial. He makes the time constraints clear. Doctors for Life's cross examination of Prof Nutt fills up the remainder of the day.
Day 10 – Monday 14 August 2017 Craig Paterson is sworn in and Adv Mahon leads his evidence until 5:07:07 State cross examination until 5:48:20 DFL Adv Qofa cross examination of Craig Paterson until the end of the day. It has also become apparent that DFL have handed in another load
Day 9 – Friday 11 August 2017 Doctors for Life Advocate Willis continues the Prof Nutt cross examination until the end of the day. Prof Nutt stands down until he is back from safari next Wednesday. Adv Mahon tells the court that we will bring another witness on Monday. Court adjourns
Day 8 – Thursday 10 August 2017 State Adv Bokaba continues cross examination of Prof Nutt until 1:29:26 DFL Adv Reg Willis starts cross examination of Prof Nutt until the end of the day.