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A High Court Victory for Fields of Green for ALL

  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

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!

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

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

Groundbreaking Heads Of Argument

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

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

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

Working towards a new trial date for 2018.

After taking a break following the trial, we regroup with Schindlers Attorneys and they confirm that they are corresponding with the defendants in order to secure a date to resume the trial as early as possible during 2018.

The Trial of the Plant – Written Record

Before the start of the trial, Judge Ranchod requested a transcript of the proceedings and our legal team agreed that this would be very useful. Together with the defendants, we were required to pay for this. It is on the record that Doctors for Life stated that they could not afford it so the cost