FGA and The DC Intervene at the Constitutional Court


Cannabis legalisation activists are coming together under one roof. The judgement in the Cannabis legalisation case of Jeremy Acton, Garreth Prince et al, handed down in the Western Cape High Court on 31 March 2017, is being appealed by the state. The appeal will be held in the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on 07 November

Reality Check: Cannabis is NOT Legal in SA, in ANY Form, yet.


The South African Drugs and Drugs Trafficking Act No.140 of 1993 lists Cannabis under “Undesirable Dependence-Producing Substances” and states that “Canabis (sic) (Dagga), the whole plant or any portion thereof, except dronabinol, is illegal.” This law is still firmly in place. Not a day goes by when Fields of Green for ALL, The Dagga Couple

Invitation To Attend SA’s First Clinical Cannabis Convention


You are invited to attend South Africa's First Clinical Cannabis Convention. Saturday 5 August 2017, 09h00 to 17h00 Linder Auditorium, University of the Witwatersrand Education Campus, St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg. Tickets (online only) R995, including lunch. ________________________________ Who should attend? ALL Healthcare Professionals and Allied Healthcare Professionals - Everyone from Doctors, Dentists and Nurses

Harm Reduction International 2017 – Lessons from Canada


We were honoured to be invited to speak at Harm Reduction International's 2017 Conference in Montreal, Canada, earlier this month. "The theme of this year’s conference was 'At the Heart of the Response', and the programme included presentations, panels, workshops and dialogue space sessions on innovative harm reduction services, new or ground-breaking research, effective or

Cannabis Legalisation for Private Home Use. What Next?

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On Friday 31 March 2017 the Western Cape High Court delivered a judgement that declared the prohibition of the cultivation, use and possession of Cannabis within the privacy of the home, unconstitutional. We have been inundated with media interviews, words of support, congratulations for Jeremy Acton and Ras Garreth Prince and many, many questions. Here's

Personal Cannabis Use Legalised in South Africa

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The Western Cape High Court case for the legalisation of Cannabis in South Africa has taken years and multiple postponements to reach today's verdict that Cannabis prohibition in South Africa is "unconstitutional".  Ras Gareth Prince, who has previously lost a Constitutional Court case based on legalising for religious purposes only, and Jeremy Acton, leader of The Dagga

Legal Medicinal Cannabis – The Next Step


The Medicines Control Council has published their guidelines for "Cultivation of Cannabis and Manufacture of Cannabis-Related Pharmaceutical Products for Medicinal and Research Purposes." We have had a careful look at the document and urge our supporters to do the same. Public comments are open until the end of March 2017 but we get the feeling

Do YOU Want a License to Grow Cannabis?


We are inundated with requests for information on how to obtain a license to cultivate, trade in, or use Cannabis for medical purposes (of course!). If you contact us about this you will receive this stock reply: “Hello there. Everyone is asking the same question and we're not sure of the answer. If the 'old' system

What Does Opposition to Cannabis Legalisation Look Like?


We're back in full swing after a glorious break with lots happening on the legalisation front already this year. The Trial of the Plant is a mere six months away and several media outlets ran with Cannabis stories over the festive season and into the new year. This demonstrates the ongoing newsworthiness of the subject