The Constitutional Right To Privacy

In a unanimous decision, The Constitutional Court Of South Africa declared the prohibition of cannabis possession, cultivation and consumption in 'a private space' invalid. Cannabis/Dagga was decriminalised in an emotional 45 minute reading by Judge Zondo. Download the historic judgement here: ConCourt Full judgment Official version 18 September 2018 or watch the judgement on the

JoinTheQueue Takes On The NPA

While South Africa waits with baited breath for an answer from our esteemed judges in green at the Constitutional Court, the police have not let up in their quest to lock up every stoner they can find. In response to the overwhelming pleas for help from people who are being arrested, our JoinTheQ advocate, Adv James

Study on Relative Harms of Cannabis v Alcohol Regulation

This multi criteria decision analysis study specifically concerned with cannabis and alcohol regulation models is an important body of work. Analysis of the relative harms of different market conditions from outright prohibition to a free market economy. Multi Criteria rogeberg2018 pdf

Independent Amicus Curae Invited to the Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court invited Advocates Paschke and Vorster to make submissions in the state's appeal to the Western Cape High Court judgement. This is because these two legal minds were part of drafting & presenting "The Shaw Report" - Balancing Harms in Cannabis Policy: Some Considerations for the South African Context. This was commissioned by

ConCourt Hearings Attract Other Parties.

On Tuesday 7 November the Western Cape High Court judgement handed down in March this year will be put to the test in the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg. Interest is mounting as we have received notice that Doctors for Life have been admitted as Amicus Curiae despite the fact that none of the parties have

The State Appeals WCHC Judgement

In a 44 page document, the State lay out their argument as at why the Judge Davis privacy ruling should be overturned. Like many, they believe nothing was resolved with regard to the perceived harms and benefits of the plant, and many other key arguments for and against cannabis prohibition were not addressed. Download the

Cape Town High Court Judgement

History has been made in the Cape Town High Court with this 66 page judgement from Judge Denis Davis and the bench of three. The use and cultivation of cannabis in the privacy of your own home has now been deemed constitutional. You can download the full judgement here: CTHC dagga Judgement Mar17

Indigenous Knowledge Systems Reject MCC Proposals

The MCC's proposed medical cannabis growing guidelines were under the spotlight at a meeting between the government, the Rastafari and Traditional Healers in Pretoria. After a day of discussion, the proposals were rejected outright and a combined document of these rejections was compiled as a reply to the MCC. You can download the group's concerns