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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

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

Working towards a new trial date for 2018.

By |2019-01-23T15:12:23+02:00October 3rd, 2017|

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

By |2019-01-23T15:14:11+02:00August 24th, 2017|

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

The Trial of the Plant

By |2019-01-23T15:18:13+02:00August 18th, 2017|

Trial of the Plant  - Notes day by day. After 7 years of hard work the trial eventually starts. What follows is a summary of proceedings with links to the live stream and times noted for quick access to information. We hope the summary will give our supporters an idea of why we only completed

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