We rely on the generosity of everyone who wants to be free to use the Cannabis plant responsibly in South Africa.
Fields of Green for ALL is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) and all donations qualify for a Section 18A Tax Deduction certificate, issued at the end of each financial year (February).
Your donations and membership of The Green Network help cover day to day expenses plus costs and preparation involved with our strategic litigation projects and the ongoing issues around changing the law.
The Trial of the Plant began in the Pretoria High Court on 31 July 2017 and was adjourned “sine die” on 18 August 2017. It featured leading local and international witnesses who are set to take the stand again when the trial resumes. Live stream footage of the 2017 trial can be found on The Dagga Couple YouTube channel.
In March 2017 the Western Cape High Court unanimously ruled that Cannabis be legalised and that the South African government conclude applicable legislation within 2 years. Although the conditions of the court’s ruling were based on personal privacy rights, it was a strong step in the right direction and a victory for personal freedom. The State however appealed this ruling which led to the matter reaching the highest court in the country.
The Constitutional Court Judgement was handed down on 18 September 2018. Judge Zondo read out the judgement, which declared the prohibition of the personal use, possession and cultivation of Cannabis within PRIVATE spaces unconstitutional.
It is important that we continue to not only fight for full legalisation, but that we also understand what the Desired Outcomes of this process should be. It would not be ideal for South Africa to experience a solution that severely limits Civil Society’s access to the plant or that practically maintains prohibition by creating unreasonable barriers to entry.
We cannot achieve any of this without your support. Help us plant the seed of freedom by donating today!