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PRESS RELEASE: Cannabis Legalisation Back in Pretoria High Court – The Trial Of The Plant 2

By |2022-09-22T12:58:26+02:00September 20th, 2022|

In 2017, three plaintiffs (Julian Stobbs, Myrtle Clarke, and Clifford Thorp) met seven government departments (“the state parties”) and the intervening Doctors for Life (“DFL”) in the Pretoria High Court for the commencement of the Trial of the Plant (the “TOTP”). After days of evidence, the TOTP was rendered part-heard because of the state parties

10 Crisis Points in Our Cannabis Legislation Journey

By |2022-01-31T11:21:44+02:00September 21st, 2021|

updated 31 January 2022 “… 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

Updated Manifesto Launch 2021

By |2021-01-25T19:24:19+02:00January 25th, 2021|

Our manifesto, called the Full Spectrum Model for the Legal Regulation of Cannabis in South Africa, has been the cornerstone of our activism work and forms the foundation from which we constantly refer back to in the various discussions we’ve had with stakeholders.  Whilst the manifesto in its current form has been

Cannabis & Cannabis Resin Deleted from UN Schedule IV

By |2020-12-02T17:26:11+02:00December 2nd, 2020|

Today, 2 December 2020, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs reconvened for their 63rd session. The purpose of the meeting was to vote on the scheduling recommendations of the WHO regarding "Cannabis and Cannabis-related substances" for "medical and scientific purposes". We were quite surprised to find that a vote will

Kasinomic Cannabis

By |2020-07-01T11:08:00+02:00July 1st, 2020|

In our previous post about the “enormous” Cannabis economy, we speak about truths in the failed global experiment for Cannabis companies to grow as quickly and unsustainably as possible, with Jamaica being a prime example. Instead of developing export markets, especially in a time of pandemic-related supply chain and policy uncertainty, there

People Power and Our “Enormous” Cannabis Economy

By |2020-06-30T11:21:35+02:00June 30th, 2020|

This post was first published on  26 August 2018 and updated on 30 June 2020. A word of caution - Do not oversell the potential of the Cannabis industry to "save" our economy! "Weed will save the world!" How many times have we heard this? This tendency to "oversell" the size and potential of

What is this “Cannabis Bill” that is Doing the Rounds?

By |2020-06-29T17:22:14+02:00June 29th, 2020|

This article about the Leaked Cannabis Bill was originally published on 17 Jul 2019 and was updated on 29 June 2020. Last year saw parliament's proposed "leaked Cannabis bill" being released and it was even more dreadful than we expected. It is becoming clearer as the months have gone by, that our

The Global Drug Survey – 2020 Preliminary Update

By |2020-06-29T09:51:17+02:00June 29th, 2020|

This article about the Global Drug Survey was originally published on 20 Nov 2019 and was updated on 28 June 2020. The Global Drug Survey is an independent research company based in the UK who conduct surveys on drug / substance use. Its data is used to create digital health applications

The Post Legalisation Cannabis Market in South Africa

By |2020-06-18T10:45:56+02:00June 18th, 2020|

Fields of Green for ALL is proud to present a practical, cost-effective, enforceable, constitutionally sound, human rights-based model for Cannabis policy reform in South Africa. The South African Cannabis market, post legalisation, will have many facets and dynamics across a wide spectrum of products, the specifics of which will be dictated by supply and

Leaving No-one Behind – Sustainable Cannabis

By |2020-06-10T18:22:39+02:00June 8th, 2020|

As part of Fields of Green for ALL’s #CannabisCanHelpSouthAfrica(CCHSA) campaign running for the month of June 2020, we will be unpacking a policy tool we’ve developed called the Full Spectrum Model, which aims to address concerns of inequality and corruption, as well as taking into account our country’s long standing history

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