GoFundMe Update

By |Published On: November 5th, 2020|

We launched our GoFundMe campaign following the devastating loss of Julian Stobbs to a senseless act of violence in July. Through the generosity and support of the Cannabis community, both locally and internationally, we’ve raised over 14,800 Euros but still need to reach our 20,000 Euro end goal.

Fields of Green for ALL would proudly like to showcase how the funds have been used and we could not have done this without YOU! We would also like to thank Jair Velleman, who supported us along this journey, who cares deeply for the Cannabis community, striking an instant connection and friendship with The Dagga Couple. We are touched by his empathy, kindness and conviction for what is right.

Jules’ murderers entered the Jazz Farm property by cutting through the boundary fence, so a large part of the funds were used on improving security. We built a wall wrapped around the entire property with electric fencing to match. We did not stop there, our donations meant we were able to add security cameras and motion sensors, all linked to an alarm system allowing security guards to be dispatched faster than the police.

It’s such a pity we live in a country where we need to protect ourselves at such high cost, paying security companies to do the job of the police. On that note, there has been zero progress on Jules’ murder case. How frustrating that justice may not be served and that his killers may take someone else’s life away? We will keep highlighting the ineffectiveness of the justice system for as long as we need to, or until someone decides to do their job at protecting the citizens of our country.

Each and every one of our team members at Fields of Green for ALL is eternally thankful for the GoFundMe campaign, allowing a small stipend to be paid to us. No one is here for the money, only for the love of Cannabis and passion to free this plant for ALL. We’ve also grown the team with an in-house designer who has elevated our digital content to the next level.

The culmination of 10 years of activism work by Jules and Myrtle, this policy document is central to any conversations we have about legalising Cannabis in South Africa. Since we published it in 2019, there have too many developments in the Cannabis space that we felt an updated version was needed, especially in this pivotal moment in South African Cannabis history. Not only are we in the process of updating the content, we are adding entirely new sections as well as a complete design overall of graphs, tables and images.

Here is a sneak preview of the new cover design:

We still have a long road ahead for 2021 and beyond, so we ask if you have not donated already please do so, even a small amount goes towards keeping the momentum going.

In the words of Jules, “If we stop, it stops…”

Thank you to our FGA Affiliates who help to make our ongoing content creation possible!

Thank you to our FGA Affiliates who help to make our ongoing content creation possible!


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