FGA and The DC Intervene at the Constitutional Court

FGA and The DC Intervene at the Constitutional Court

Cannabis legalisation activists are coming together under one roof.

The judgement in the Cannabis legalisation case of Jeremy Acton, Garreth Prince et al, handed down in the Western Cape High Court on 31 March 2017, is being appealed by the state. The appeal will be held in the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on 07 November 2017.

Together with Advocate Don Mahon and our legal team at Schindlers Attorneys, we have put in an application to the Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa for Fields of Green for ALL NPC to be admitted as amicus curiae in the case and we also included the 3 plaintiffs in The Trial of the Plant, Myrtle Clarke, Julian Stobbs & Clifford Thorp, as applicants for leave to intervene as parties in the matter.

You can read the whole document by clicking on the excerpt above. We applaud the Western Cape plaintiffs for having got this far and we are looking forward to coming together in such a venerable space next month. Our sincere gratitude goes out to Advocate Don Mahon for writing the impeccable and succinct application and to Paul-Micheal Keichel and his team at Schindlers for guiding the ship to the highest court in the land.

Did you know that Jeremy Acton first suggested the name for Fields of Green for ALL? Another chapter in the momentous journey is around the corner. One more step in the direction of living up to our name!

 

 

 

 

2017-10-11T12:12:35+00:00

3 Comments

  1. Pieter October 18, 2017 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    I will be anxiously awaiting the strong case against the allowance of an appeal, and will wholeheartedly enjoy reading about the flimsy, broken, circular reasoning of the State.

    Here’s me holding thumbs that it goes the way of the plant.

    • Myrtle Clarke October 19, 2017 at 6:51 am - Reply

      Hi Pieter, the state are opposing our intervention but we expected that! We are very excited that the provinces are standing together as we had hoped that it would turn out this way. Thanks for the support!

  2. Wouter October 21, 2017 at 4:12 am - Reply

    This case is a matter of life and death to my son(26). I’m actually scared that 7 November might be too late. He is in ICU on a respirator, the lymphoma cancer has spread into his lungs, heart and liver after the ABVD regimen chemo failed. Now their only hope is on another CHEMO much stronger but mucg worse side effects. I believe that this chemo will kill him for sure as he is basically only skin and bone left, no tissue or body mass to fight against this toxic waste they’re dumping in him.

    I wish I could get a court order to allow him to take cannabis oil in ICU.

    We’ll be holding ten thumbs for a successful case against the state’s appeal.

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