This 20 minute read and photos were submitted to us on request by the author, Tijmen Grooten who is doing his masters degree in International Development Sociology (using Cannabis in South Africa as a case study) at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Let’s start with some context Since the end of the twentieth
The Cannabis world is very busy right now with lots of policy changes going on. Earlier this month a very important court case took place, concerning the regulation of natural health products. This has everything to do with licencing of natural medicines and SAHPRA, but it looks like things are going the right way,
2022 is certainly the year for double dabs, kicking off to a great start with the 200th episode of The Hotbox Show. We thank everyone for their huge show of support! In international news FGA has applied to host an online zoom side event for the upcoming Vienna Conference and are holding thumbs we receive a positive response. We've also written to the UN Special Rapporteur on Traditional Affairs and a few other agencies outside of the usual drug arena and will blog about any further progress there in the future.
On a more sombre note, double standards in the South African Cannabis industry in 2022, as per usual. Slide between the two pics below to demonstrate the disparities in our current democracy and the atrocities of certain select people's human rights, whilst others are sensationalised by the media for their bravery at flouting (and flaunting) the current laws.
In recent months we became aware of an amazing man who helps folks get their property back from the SAPS after unconstitutional arrests. According to the police directive they have to return your property if you are not charged, but the police seldom follow the law and very few folks have
This report on the Malawi Cob is a result of 30 years of “full blown research” by a Cannabis fanatic and friend of the Dagga Couple in Malawi called Mr Bambo Mbudadenga who wrote this very insightful piece for us: Bambo Mbudadenga has known the Dagga Couple
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
As part of our #CannabisCanHelpSouthAfrica campaign, we are initiating discussions around our ideas for fair and equal regulations - which includes in our vision an Office of the Cannabis OmBUDSman. The Office of the Cannabis OmBUDsman is part of the "Sustainability & Comprehensiveness" section of our Full Spectrum Model for Policy Reform.
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
It has always been our strategy at Fields of Green for ALL to tackle the scourge of Cannabis prohibition from grass roots level all the way to the top of the "highest" tree. Today, our local affiliate organisation, the Umzimvubu Farmers Support Network, will meet with traditional leaders in their remote Eastern Cape area
After months of planning, we dived into the deep end and held an official launch function at The Living Room, Maboneng Precinct. It was great to see so many stalwarts of the cause in one place and everyone in the audience had one thing in common, they all want to be involved on the road