Health

Justice swallows Cannabis ‘alternative facts’ hook, line and sinker

By |2023-11-10T08:51:53+02:00November 10th, 2023|

  By Guy Oliver Hawkers facing attempted murder charges for selling school kids alleged ‘dagga muffins’ and proposed laws penalising adults for a child ‘seeing’ Cannabis are adding to the bewildering array of chapters sourced from a long-running fake news’ yarn Applying criminal sanctions to “decriminalise” Cannabis is for the rational an excursion into the

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

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,

International Affiliate Focus – ICEERS

By |2023-01-12T12:04:51+02:00January 13th, 2023|

ICEERS (International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to transforming society’s relationship with psychedelic plants.  ICEERS is one of the many Fields of Green for ALL International Affiliates who do phenomenal work in the Plant Medicine community. Plant Medicine and the Ego: A Process of Reintegration Since

REPOST @Tamatie.co.za: Dear Mr President

By |2022-03-21T14:15:25+02:00March 21st, 2022|

The below is a recent article our valued TGN member, Natie Ferreira, wrote which resonated with us, and we felt it important to share. About Tamatie.co.za "I am Natie Ferreira. As the grandson of a vegetable farmer, I have been gardening and growing food my whole life, with a career that has spanned the horticulture,

The Future of Medicinal Cannabis

By |2020-06-18T17:27:27+02:00June 18th, 2020|

Cannabis oil and medicinal Cannabis have been used for centuries to prevent and treat major ailments and conditions, and to lessen pain. Some Cannabis Health Uses Fight cancer – cannabinoids found in Cannabis and cannabidoil have been shown to improve the body’s ability to fight certain types of cancer. Regulate and

Policy Coherence for Adult Use and Medical Cannabis

By |2020-11-16T11:13:15+02:00June 9th, 2020|

Cannabis as a plant and an industry is multi-faceted with a wide range of uses and benefits, yet conversation around Cannabis policy tends to focus on a single aspect, and this is medical Cannabis. Cannabis policies in South Africa have been structured around two different kinds of uses: the medical use

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