What do South Africans who use, cultivate and trade in the good plant want legal Cannabis to look like?
One of the first buzzwords we learned at the beginning of our campaign was “desired outcomes” and we have been working on these outcomes since 2015.
Fields of Green for ALL is very proud to present our 3rd edit and FINAL DRAFT, ahead of publication early in 2020. The title has now been cured since the first harvest: Cannabis, The People’s Plant – A Full Spectrum Manifesto for Policy Reform.
Nine years of experience has modified this document and the rising tide of international change has helped it along its way. The 2018 “privacy” ruling by the Constitutional Court has made the need for practical regulation all the more real. We trust that you will see some light at the end of the tunnel when reading this final draft and give us your feedback using the form below. This is a manifesto covering all the issues we feel need to be dealt with. It attempts to guard against the new regulations equating to Prohibition 2.0, as is happening around the world, particularly in Canada.
This is the final draft of a uniquely South African solution and it is for you, the South African public, to comment on its contents and be part of the process of finalising our demands. (We are also still working on the final design & layout so please be patient when you spot our typos & basic graphics!)
This updated draft has been compiled by Fields of Green for ALL and the members of The Green Network and it is the responsibility of the authors to see its entry into discussions in parliament in the very near future. However, it is not exclusive to our opinions or desires. We will gladly accept submissions for inclusion wherever appropriate and credit the contributing authors or organisations accordingly. This is not a Fields of Green for ALL solution, it is a uniquely South African solution.
Just like there has never been a Trial of the Plant anywhere in the world, we do not believe there has been a manifesto for policy reform produced anywhere that includes the majority of the population and makes reparations for the harms of prohibition like these do. Now, more than ever, it is really important to stand together to make the voices of people who use, cultivate and trade in Cannabis in South Africa heard, loud and clear.