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Open Letter to those in our Cannabis Community Opposing the Signing of the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill

By |2024-04-25T12:56:22+02:00April 25th, 2024|

The South African government has a public relations problem. Everyone knows that. Should our government have put out a press release about the process that they intend to follow with regards to Cannabis, perhaps we wouldn’t be seeing these divisions in our community, which we certainly cannot afford. However, the bosses are

Myrtle’s Op-Ed For The Mail & Guardian Special 420 Edition 2024

By |2024-04-22T22:15:05+02:00April 22nd, 2024|

OPINION Mail & Guardian, 19 APRIL 2024 ‘Sunrise’ cannabis sector still to emerge in SA By Myrtle Clarke It feels as if we have been at a critical juncture with our ‘sunrise’ South African Cannabis sector for the last two decades. Confusion reigns amid legal uncertainty; pot shops are opening on every second corner

Addressing the Threat of Synthetic Drugs

By |2024-03-07T18:42:51+02:00March 8th, 2024|

The first session of the Civil Society Hearing in support of the work of the Global Coalition to Address Synthetic Drugs took place on February 1, 2024. In the video below, Myrtle shared insights from Sub-Saharan Africa. South Africa faces challenges due to synthetic drugs, and our historical perspective highlights both the

Cape Town Cannabis Expo 2024

By |2024-03-06T15:33:28+02:00March 6th, 2024|

We are excited to announce that Fields of Green for ALL will be participating in the upcoming Cape Town Cannabis Expo, taking place from 22-24 March 2024 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). This event promises to be an unforgettable experience for anyone interested in the Cannabis industry, from

The upcoming 67th Session of the Commission for Narcotic Drugs, 2024

By |2024-03-05T21:34:21+02:00March 6th, 2024|

In the video below, Myrtle discusses the crucial role of the Cannabis Embassy group at the United Nations. She prepares for CND67 in Vienna later this month, emphasizing the human rights aspect of Cannabis reform. She also announces our official United Nations side event on Cannabis and Biopiracy, featuring Professor Chris Duvall, author of

Dagga Private Clubs – February 2024 Update

By |2024-03-05T21:35:44+02:00March 5th, 2024|

The Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill passed by South African Parliament sparks discussions on its implications for Dagga Private Clubs. In the video below Myrtle sheds light on the challenges faced by DPCs amidst ongoing legal battles. Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Clubs: Click Here To Learn

Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill Approved by Parliament – Myrtle Comments

By |2024-03-05T21:36:21+02:00March 4th, 2024|

In the video below, Myrtle dives deep into the implications of the Cannabis For Private Purposes Bill in South Africa, highlighting key points and dispelling misinformation. She discusses the bill's passage and implications for private cultivation and use. Myrtle emphasizes the importance of knowing your rights and staying informed amidst evolving regulations.

Africa Policy Week 2023 – Part One – A Quick-ish Overview

By |2023-08-29T09:08:01+02:00August 29th, 2023|

Africa Policy Week 2023 kicked off on a fine Monday evening with introductory presentations and a sobering keynote address by former president Kgalema Motlathe. Shaun Shelly, a true giant in Drug Policy reform and founder of SA Drug Policy Week, chaired the Opening Plenary. Shaun reflected on how, since its inception in 2016, Drug Policy

Blurry Reflections and Mirrored Reflexivity

By |2023-07-16T11:12:12+02:00July 16th, 2023|

Submitted by CannaBil More than two weeks have passed since the decided date for a directive to the SAPS from the Presidency (30 June). This was announced in the letter from the Presidency on the final day of the Cannabis Phakisa Action Lab, convened by the Presidency and the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and

In Memoriam – Why Harm Reduction Matters

By |2023-07-12T12:09:04+02:00July 12th, 2023|

Two years ago to the day, my husband interrupted my work to let me know that my big brother had committed suicide. The news did not come as a surprise - his mental health had been a struggle for as long as I can remember. He had several failed attempts over the years. His death,

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