Legal Case Timeline
This is a timeline of our journey through the courts since our arrest in 2010. Our progress has been slow but steady since we were granted a Stay in Prosecution and the end is in sight despite us being in limbo with The Trial of the Plant . We have spent the major part of our campaign creating awareness, garnering support and raising funds.
All legal documents contained in this timeline and pertaining to our case are linked to Fields of Green for ALL Resources / Downloads page under LEGAL. All of these documents are in the public domain and we ask that you sign up for our newsletter in order to download or view them.
The Haze Club Case – Leave To Appeal Granted!
Judge Hayley Slingers has given The Haze Club Director Neill Liddell leave to appeal against the dismissal of his application in the Western Cape High Court to recognize the
Labour Court – Cannabis vs Corporate – Case Update
On 22 July 2022 the application for leave to appeal was granted in the Labour Court case of Barloworld vs Bernadette Enever, as we updated you with links to
Constitutional Court Rules Minors Cannot Be Criminalised for Cannabis
In 2019 four children from Krugersdorp were brought to court over a Cannabis charge following a school search. They were ordered to do compulsory diversion, however the Centre for
REPOST @TNHA: Natural Health Products case heard in the Supreme Court
The Cannabis world is very busy right now with lots of policy changes going on. Earlier this month a very important court case took place, concerning the regulation of
Is Weed Legal in South Africa?
No, weed is NOT legal in South Africa. It is ridiculous, but trade in Cannabis is still a criminal offence in South Africa. Also the SAPS
Making History By Understanding History
This revised blog was originally published on 19 Nov 2015 There are some subjects we need to cover in
Policy Coherence for Adult Use and Medical Cannabis
Cannabis as a plant and an industry is multi-faceted with a wide range of uses and benefits, yet conversation around Cannabis policy tends to focus on
A High Court Victory for Fields of Green for ALL
On Thursday 10 July 2019 judgment was handed down in the Pretoria High Court in the appeal against our right to live stream The Trial of the Plant. The
The South African Police Issue a Directive
The National Commissioner of the South African Police Force, General KJ Sitole, issued a directive to the entire force with regards the Constitutional Court judgement in September 2018. The directive
We Love Our Lawyers!
As another year launches into full swing here at Fields of Green for ALL, it is good to make time to be grateful. We have been reflecting on 2018 -
The Constitutional Right To Privacy
In a unanimous decision, The Constitutional Court Of South Africa declared the prohibition of cannabis possession, cultivation and consumption in 'a private space' invalid. Cannabis/Dagga was decriminalised in
JoinTheQueue Takes On The NPA
While South Africa waits with baited breath for an answer from our esteemed judges in green at the Constitutional Court, the police have not let up in their quest to lock
Groundbreaking Heads Of Argument
When we were first introduced to Adv Don Mahon in his Sandton chambers in 2015, our first reaction was a sense of relief. We were still mourning the loss of
The State Answer Our Application for Amicus
In a blistering 88 page document the State lay out their objections as to why Fields Of Green For ALL NPC and the three TOTP plaintiffs should NOT be permitted
Fields of Green for ALL Intervenes at the Constitutional Court
The State's appeal of Judge Davis' judgement in the Western Cape High Court on 31 March 2017 will be heard in the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on 07 November 2017.
Working towards a new trial date for 2018.
After taking a break following the trial, we regroup with Schindlers Attorneys and they confirm that they are corresponding with the defendants in order to secure a date to resume
The Trial of the Plant – Written Record
Before the start of the trial, Judge Ranchod requested a transcript of the proceedings and our legal team agreed that this would be very useful. Together with the defendants, we
Trial of the Plant – State petitions the SCA to stop live streaming from FGA website
Fields of Green for ALL asked permission from Judge Ranchod to live stream The Trial of the Plant from our website and make the live stream available to media houses.
The Trial of the Plant
Trial of the Plant - Notes day by day. After 7 years of hard work the trial eventually starts. What follows is a summary of proceedings with links to the
Trial of the Plant – Summary of Evidence from Both Sides
With The Trial of the Plant starting today (31 July 2017), summaries of both sides of the argument are available for download. TOTP Summary plaintiffs particulars claim TOTP Summary defendants
The State Appeals WCHC Judgement
In a 44 page document, the State lay out their argument as at why the Judge Davis privacy ruling should be overturned. Like many, they believe nothing was resolved with
Schindlers Attorneys Reply To DFL
After Doctors For Life demand R2.5 million to defend their medical case, Schindlers Attorneys reply to their demands in no uncertain terms. The fact that they voluntarily requested to be
Doctors For Life Demand R2.5million
It has been nearly five years since Doctors For Life became the 8th Defendant in our High Court Hearing. They invited themselves along claiming to be the medical expertise for
The State serves it’s Second Expert Notice
October 2016: On the same day that we handed in our expert summaries, we received the 2nd expert notice from the state. Professor Shabir Banoo is from the Medicines Control
Expert Witnesses Finalised and Summaries handed in.
31 October 2016: This is the first time in a long while that we feel like we are getting somewhere. We have secured the best experts we can and we