In August 2017, Fields of Green for ALL hosted a Clinical Cannabis Convention in order to help consolidate our understanding of the plant and its reintegration back into society; while reconstructing ways to maximize the benefits and minimize the harms from uninformed use.
The convention was an opportunity for all medical professionals, healthcare workers, traditional healers, caregivers and patients to gain valuable insight into the various dynamics of the plant, while allowing orientated businesses and the public to also network with all those who are interested in the future of Cannabis in South Africa.
We had a day of Cannabis education that informed attendees about the latest scientific findings and about the responsible use of Cannabis. Local and international Cannabis experts spoke about the therapeutic implications of the Endocannabinoid system, the effects of consuming Cannabis and how it can be used as a tool for healing. Topics relating to the legitimacy and practicality of the Cannabis trade, as well as ethical considerations were also discussed.
The Clinical Cannabis Convention built on matters challenging the constitutionality of Cannabis arrests in “The Trial of the Plant”, currently happening at the Pretoria High Court. The Trial and Convention expanded on a judgment made earlier in 2017 by The Cape Town High Court to allow for the home use of Cannabis based on the human right to privacy. We hoped to have informed drug policy to facilitate and expedite the use of medical Cannabis for terminally ill patients.
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