Exhale The Good Stuff

By |Published On: May 13th, 2015|

It’s certainly not the first time it’s been done around the world – but it could well be the first time a joint has been lit on South Africa’s national news carrier. After a particularly irritating few minutes with the particularly irritating David Beyever, the South African National Cannabis Working Groups’ Andre Du Plessis decided enough was enough, sparked up, and blew the smoke straight into Beyevers argument.
How many times have we felt like doing exactly the same thing after dealing with the same irritations arguing the toss with the same prohibition faces?
Of course, Du Plessis’ actions were immediately condemned by the Central Drug Authority, predictably stating this is exactly the kind of behaviour we should expect as a country if dagga were to be legalised.
Du Plessis is no stranger to unorthodox activism techniques. Last month he created another stir by handing out cannabis seeds to delegates at a medical cannabis working group in Johannesburg.
After over a decade of front line cannabis activism in SA, Du Plessis is one of the country’s foremost and experienced pro dagga speakers and has be up against Beyever on countless occasions over the years.
It’s obvious to us he has had enough of the complete lack of  action by the SA Govt in any sphere of cannabis reform and Beyevers ridiculous circular logic.
Whether you condone or condemn his actions, he’s certainly got his message across, with over 300k views already on YouTube, and as we know – there’s no such thing as bad publicity.
So Du Plessis can now put his name on the elite list of other cannabis enthusiasts to light a doob on mainstream TV such as artists, Snoop Dog  and Wiz Khalifa; entertainers Joan Rivers and Zak Galifianakis and in more sober surroundings, politicians Janusz Palikot and Martin Linder.
Mo Faya!

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  1. Michael March 18, 2017 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Great read, I feel like we Floridians are about to be in our own struggle since we just legalized medical marijuana this year and are waiting for the legislation to finally hit. I will share this post with all my friends and get as many to become activists as possible thanks again.

  2. The Anxious Stoner February 19, 2017 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Such a classic moment.

  3. avid-weeder June 27, 2015 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Hello, I found this article today, it is really terrible, that the man was lashed/whipped for dagga and now he is to be imprisoned… I would like to reply to the newspaper but they never allow comments… Swaziland is terrible in that the King and the Zionist authorities hold the people back and deny them a decent life… http://www.observer.org.sz/news/74035-serial-offender-gets-a-year-no-fine-for-dagga-possession.html

  4. Simphiwe May 28, 2015 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Hi
    I have been part of the DP since 2010 and started following you after the interview you had with 3rd degree now it was my first time attending the cannabis match in cape town and the environment the experience was so out of this world and on point, I tried several times to get Johannesburg to take part and do our very own version of jobongs match preferably in the joburg CBD this is the best timing and our government needs to be reminded that we are what we are and want what we want.

    thank you
    SG

  5. Mohamed Waseem Ismail May 17, 2015 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Keep It up guys I’m behind you’ll 100% keeping 420 alive

  6. Jonas Barbarossa May 15, 2015 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Go baby! It is time. This world has gone crazy.

    While tobacco (5.4 million deaths per year, WHO ==> http://bit.ly/1eujYbv) and alcohol (2.5 million deaths per year NCADD ==> http://bit.ly/1xXTWYQ) kills more than 7 million people annually, it remains perfectly legal. By contrast, neither the WHO nor NCADD reported one single death due to cannabis and yet this devil weed remains illegal.

    It is a test for humanity to see if we can overcome cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias.

  7. Ralph May 13, 2015 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Lol. That’s what I told him. It’s a joke anyways. This really should become the nations slogan, ‘Just legalize it already’.

  8. Michelle Crausaz May 13, 2015 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    keep up the good fight!

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