Thank You for a Month of Proudly Green Memories

By |2021-07-01T14:22:49+02:00April 28th, 2021|

After a month of celebrating 420, the plant and it's people, our Full Spectrum Manifesto for Policy Reform: Cannabis in South Africa: The People’s Plant, is officially launched! Thank you to each and every person who liked, shared, attended, donated, called, messaged and smoke signalled - we appreciate you all so

Happy 420: The Meaning of Our Favourite Day

By |2021-04-23T12:24:46+02:00April 20th, 2021|

The 420 term often appears in counterculture as a code word for Cannabis. Several clocks in the pawn shop scene in the movie “Pulp Fiction,” for instance, are set to 4:20. From movies to music to surf and skate culture, video games and Rastafarianism, the term 420 is difficult to avoid if you have

South African Police Service: Stealing the Food off the Table

By |2020-12-10T12:21:14+02:00October 15th, 2020|

What do we mean when we say the police are stealing the food off the table? We say steal because almost all Cannabis arrests are unconstitutional and therefore unlawful. The victims are almost always innocent and their dagga, money and belongings are almost never returned. Procedures should be followed according to

Making History By Understanding History

By |2020-09-29T17:14:46+02:00September 29th, 2020|

This revised blog was originally published on 19 Nov 2015 There are some subjects we need to cover in the High Court that are best left to local experts. There isn’t much point looking for an international expert to testify about South African Cannabis

The Constitutional Right To Privacy

By |2020-12-10T12:44:17+02:00September 18th, 2018|

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

JoinTheQueue Takes On The NPA

By |2020-12-10T12:49:50+02:00June 7th, 2018|

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

By |2019-01-26T12:43:37+02:00June 3rd, 2018|

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

By |2019-01-23T14:36:07+02:00November 5th, 2017|

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

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