History of Cannabis Prohibition
Fields Of Green For ALL Launch
We were delighted with the response to the launch of our Non Profit Organisation in Johannesburg last week. An incredible cross section of the
The Medical Innovation Bill
The Hon. Dr. Mario GR Oriani-Ambrosini introduces the 'MEDICAL INNOVATION BILL' in South Africa's Parliament calling for the legalisation of cannabinoids for medical use. "The objectives of the Bill
How To Regulate Cannabis: A Practical Guide.
UK based charity TRANSFORM have produced yet another excellent publication dealing with post prohibition drug regulation proposals. This 125 page document sets out a blueprint for cannabis regulation in
Economies Of Scale in the Production Of Cannabis
How will legalisation affect the price of cannabis production?. As production rises costs should decrease. What will be the economies of scale in a new cannabis industry? These questions and
South African National Cannabis Working Group Position Paper 2013
The South African National Cannabis Working Group (SANCWG) published a very important document in November 2013. This 200+ pages report details all aspects of South African cannabis under prohibition
Cannabis Opinion Poll In The Netherlands
This opinion poll in Holland has been running for three consecutive years. It is interesting to see the change in statistics as cannabis becomes more and more socially acceptable and
The Anti Drug Alliance. At What Cost?
The Anti Drug Alliance has published a comprehensive report detailing the cost of the South African government's 'War on Drugs'. As far as we know, this document is
Coffee Shops and Compromise
The Open Society Foundation release an in depth study of 30 years of the Dutch 'Coffee Shop' system. After all that time, the study concludes the primary motivation for cannabis
National Drug Master Plan 2013-17
The NDMP seems to be a cut and paste of it's predecessor, the 2012- 16 NDMP. The present policy document seems to have been rushed through parliament to coincide with
The New Politics of Marijuana Legalisation
Worldwide, public opinions are changing about the cannabis plant as more and more people come out in support of the end of prohibition. This excellent American study from the
A Change of Season
It seems like the other day we were on a three week summer road trip visiting our supporters along the east coast of SA. It's now autumn and everything seems
Majority Now Supports Legalising Marijuana
For the first time since it's undemocratic banning in the 1930's, calls for the legalisation of the plant now outnumber the prohibitionists in the United States of America. The Pew
Effect of reclassiﬁcation of cannabis on hospital admissions for cannabis psychosis.
In 2004 the UK government stepped up it's classification of the cannabis plant in part due to the tenuous links between cannabis and schizophrenia. It was claimed the use of
Case Update, Doctors For Life apply to be ‘expert witness’ for the State.
Just as most South Africans are doing, the DC are getting settled back into things after the summer break. We are putting the 2013 plan into motion. The legal
SA Cancer Association’s position on Dagga and Medicine.
The South African Cancer Association released a document outlining their position on Dagga as medicine. While we were delighted they released their opinions on the matter, as so many Govt
Doctors For Life Submit Supplimentary Affadavit.
Doctors for Life (www.doctorsforlife.co.za), on request from the State, have supplied additional argument as to why they should join the case as expert witnesses. Doctors For Life are vociferously against
Challenges Faced by the Rastafari Community in South Africa
This important document, researched with SA government money, highlights the plight of one of South Africa's most marginalised communities. There are some important recommendations in this report, of note -
State v Tong. Admission of Guilt Case, WCHC 2012
The Case of The State v Tong in the SA Western Cape High Court is of interest to all of you who signed an admission of guilt form at
Granny Storm Crow’s Definitive Medical Marijuana List
Granny Storm Crow's definitive medical marijuana list is staggering in it's comprehensiveness. Over 600 pages of alphabetical conditions and empirical, peer reviewed studies of hundreds of medical conditions that
Granny Storm Crow 2012 List
Granny Storm Crow's definitive medical marijuana list ihas been updated. Now with over 600 pages, there are hundreds and hundreds of empirical medical studies. A comprehensive alphabetical list of conditions
UN Joint Statement on Compulsory Drug Detention and Rehab. Centres
The United Nations produces a Joint Statement to immediately close drug detention centres and forced rehabs worldwide. Download the statement here: (pdf. 450kb) Joint_Statement__Compulsory_drug_detention_and_rehabilitation_centres
Medical Cannabis Laws & The Suicide Rate
USA: It would appear that in the States that have legalised the use of medical cannabis, suicide rates have dropped. This trend is most noticeable in young men in the
A South African Cannabis House
Cannabis is a controversial subject as we all know. Nothing could be quite as controversial as a house made from Dagga though. It's far removed from peoples perceptions of
Cannabis Law Reform UK’s Tax & Regulate Proposal.
CLEAR, the largest Cannabis Reform group in the UK has published a proposal for the regulation of the UK cannabis market. 'Desired Outcomes' are an integral part of our case.
Drug Policy in Portugal 10 Years after Prohibition.
Portugal set the pace for all drug decriminalisation over 10 years ago. This publication has a wealth of statistics proving that decriminalisation works and can benefit all of society. drug-policy-in-portugal-20110829