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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

Policy Coherence for Adult Use and Medical Cannabis

By |2020-06-10T18:15:27+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

A High Court Victory for Fields of Green for ALL

By |2019-07-12T15:44:33+02:00July 12th, 2019|

  On Thursday 10 July 2019 judgment was handed down in the Pretoria High Court in the appeal against our right to live stream The Trial of the Plant. The appeal was brought by the National Director of Public Prosecutions and 8 government departments plus Doctors for Life, against Fields of Green for ALL because

The South African Police Issue a Directive

By |2019-01-31T17:17:05+02:00January 31st, 2019|

The National Commissioner of the South African Police Force, General KJ Sitole, issued a directive to the entire force with regards the Constitutional Court judgement in September 2018. The directive is not dated but it appeared on our feeds mid January 2019. We asked our legal team's opinion and their reaction was "No surprises there!"

We Love Our Lawyers!

By |2019-01-30T14:57:39+02:00January 28th, 2019|

As another year launches into full swing here at Fields of Green for ALL, it is good to make time to be grateful. We have been reflecting on 2018 - a year that was crazy busy & momentous in its progress towards legally regulated Cannabis for ALL South Africans and a landmark year for Schindlers

The Constitutional Right To Privacy

By |2020-07-13T18:50:00+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 |2019-01-23T12:23:51+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

Groundbreaking Heads Of Argument

By |2019-01-23T14:52:19+02:00November 2nd, 2017|

When we were first introduced to Adv Don Mahon in his Sandton chambers in 2015, our first reaction was a sense of relief. We were still mourning the loss of the late Adv Robin Stransham Ford, our larger than life steersman and creator of the 'Trial Of The Plant' and we're looking for council brave

The State Answer Our Application for Amicus

By |2019-01-23T15:07:39+02:00October 27th, 2017|

In a blistering 88 page document the State lay out their objections as to why Fields Of Green For ALL NPC and the three TOTP plaintiffs should NOT be permitted to join the Constitutional Court WCHC cannabis legalisation appeal hearing on Tuesday 7th November. These kinds of correspondence still have the power to rattle us

Fields of Green for ALL Intervenes at the Constitutional Court

By |2019-01-23T15:10:00+02:00October 10th, 2017|

The State's appeal  of Judge Davis' judgement in the Western Cape High Court on 31 March 2017 will be heard in the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on 07 November 2017. Fields of Green for ALL NPC has applied to the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa to be admitted as amicus curiae. In addition to

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