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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

ConCourt Hearings Attract Other Parties.

By |2019-01-23T14:56:39+02:00October 31st, 2017|

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

By |2019-01-23T15:26:08+02:00April 26th, 2017|

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

By |2019-01-23T15:56:53+02:00March 31st, 2017|

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

By |2019-01-23T15:59:02+02:00March 27th, 2017|

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

MCC Proposed Cannabis Guidelines

By |2019-01-23T16:05:08+02:00March 6th, 2017|

  The MCC has promulgated 32 pages of guidelines for a prospective medical cannabis grower in South Africa. It's complicated - just like you'd expect of a medical license to operate. Oh, and if you are an 'illicit drug user' (presumably Dagga falls into that category), you need not apply, or anyone else with a

More Research Needs To Be Done.

By |2019-01-23T16:13:22+02:00October 3rd, 2016|

Of all the tertiary education establishments in South Africa, Potchefstroom University has always stood out from the rest for the sheer number of Dagga arrests and incidents. In the last two weeks we've had reports from the student body there of mass arrests by either police or private security companies and students 'taken in for

Myth #15. Dagga Makes You Crazy.

By |2019-01-23T16:13:23+02:00July 19th, 2016|

Some days I wake up wondering if the anti legalisation lobby are right. So incessant is the cry of  ‘what about the children?’ coupled with reports of the Dagga ‘scourge’ amongst our youth, I’m beginning to believe all their spin: Dagga does mess with the developing minds of adolescents. Mental problems do increase in later

Legalisation Hearings in WCHC

By |2019-01-24T15:03:16+02:00December 5th, 2015|

Leader of the Dagga Party of South Africa, Jeremy Acton with co plaintiff Ras. Gareth Prince and 18 others, present a case to have the prohibition of dagga declared unconstitutional in the Western Cape High Court. Judge Dennis Davis suggests the applicants approach expert witnesses to bolster their case and postponed the matter to give the applicants

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