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
Few things are as frustrating as needing to repeat oneself on matters that could be easily resolved, should the necessary attention be paid. It would also help if we are heard in full and not sidelined for the misinformed ramblings of prohibitionists! Yet, here we are. Below is our full presentation to the Portfolio
Submitted by CannaBil Entitlement's scourge on Human Rights If only the greedy would GO AWAY, things would be so much easier in Cannabis. However, since certain entities would rather try to hold false sway over Cannabis Policy than go away, we have no choice but to highlight, vociferously and compassionately, that Human Rights belong
Judge Hayley Slingers has given The Haze Club Director Neill Liddell leave to appeal against the dismissal of his application in the Western Cape High Court to recognize the legality of private Cannabis clubs. Earlier this year Judge Slingers dismissed the case. The matter will now go to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA).
4 years today since the 18th September 2018 Judgement that gave South African’s the right to grow and consume Cannabis in private. For the past 4 weeks, counting down to today, we have been highlighting each of South Africa’s 4 Cannabis Platforms on our social media – Responsible Adult Use, Traditional Use, Industrial Use and Health Use. We have solutions. Evidence based solutions. What are we waiting for? The fire in the Cannabis community has once again been ignited and united. We know what we want. We have the answers – we plead for the People’s Plant to be released for the prosperity, health and wealth of our nation.
It's been a crazy busy week in the world of weed in South Africa. Catch up on everything by watching The Hotbox Show's first episode back since our winter hiatus; or listen to Myrtle's chat with Lester Kiewit on Cape Talk which unpacks The Haze Club judgement. An
The Cannabis community is shaken by the dismissal of the Haze Club case. We have been inundated with calls and emails from clubs asking us if they will be bust next. Our advice remains the same. Clubs have never been declared legal in South Africa. The Privacy Judgment alone does not protect your club.
In a disappointing, yet somewhat unsurprising turn of events - we received news of the The Haze Club's judgement today whereby their case for the Grow Club Model was dismissed. There is talk of an appeal, but the ruling by Judge Slingers confirms what we hypothesised and that is, that the legalisation of
On a warm spring day in October I went to Soweto with Myrtle and my colleagues from the #Hotboxshow to interview some local Cannabis enthusiasts about their Cannabis use and cultivation in the township. Our day started at Credo Mutwa Cultural Village where we met with some enthusiastic young men who
In July I had the privilege to look after a small cottage on a wealthy wine farm in Stellenbosch for a few weeks. It was a welcome break from Babylon and time to focus on my music projects as well as my ongoing work for Fields Of Green For ALL. After