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Boveda is ideal for storing and curing (aging) cannabis that has already been dried through its 2-way humidity control sachet. Boveda creates a monolayer of water molecules that shields trichomes and prevents terpenes and water weight from evaporating.
A simple and affordable way to keep your flower fresher for longer.
Ask for it at your local hydroponics store.
Biltong and Budz has spent the last couple years looking to bring quality cannabis genetics to South Africans at affordable prices. We want to be inclusive of all demographics and thus provide everything from affordable but reliable singles through to sealed premium American and European breeder packs.
You can find everything from Dutch Passion and Barney’s Farm through to In House Genetics, Oni Seeds, Seed Junky, Jungle Boys and many more. If you’re unable to find what you’re looking for, just get in contact and we’ll attempt to source the genetics on request.
For those looking to support local, we offer a range of proudly South African genetics – working with these breeders to help get their genetics out to the public.
We founded Tight Buds out of a pure passion for people and cannabis cultivation.
We bring a level of professional commerce, responsibility and new innovation into a sector that recently didn’t even exist.
We believe that where people have the right to consume and cultivate, they should be allowed to receive the best possible education and guidance on how to organically grow for their own consumption in accordance with the constitutional law of South-Africa.
In partnership with local manufacturers, InDorSun develops world-class horticultural lighting solutions for private and commercial applications.
Grow Indoors is committed to finding great products to optimise successful indoor plant growth – whether you’re growing exotic flowers, leafy vegetables or your favourite herbs – hydroponically or in soil – we offer solutions that will enhance yield and quality.
Product quality and service excellence are the cornerstones of our business. All technical warranties on our products are supported locally and our online store now offers terms; you can buy now and pay it off.
Grow Indoors is your trusted partner in growing your precious herbs, vegetables and exotic flowers indoors all year round.
Cannabis and Hemp are the last natural resources we have at our disposal which managed correctly, provides the opportunity for our nation to create change and compete with the global community
Insangu Enterprises is a proudly South African black female owned business whose members have expertise in Traditional medicinal Cannabis, the local Cannabis industry, Business management, Chemistry, and Chemical process engineering.
Our vision is to turn South Africa into the largest exporter of Cannabis and its derivatives
Let’s make South Africa great!
Hydroponic.co.za was originally a known as Windell Hydroponics back in 1994 when Tony Hinde introduced hydroponic growing to South Africa. After a trip to New Zealand where he discovered hydroponics, he found a great passion and drive to create an industry for it in SA.
He passed on his business to his daughter Megan Hinde, who introduced hydroponic.co.za into the business model and launched their highly successful online horticulture and hydroponics shop in conjunction to their Hortishop in Claremont, Cape Town and the hydroponic.co.za home shop in Kraaifontein, Cape Town.
In the 24 years since Tony brought hydroponics over to SA, Windell has become a leader in supplying all things hydroponics. Their team has a wealth of knowledge between them and continue to grow from strength-to-strength on a daily basis.
You won’t find a better team, with passion and knowledge in mass abundance.
Healing plant medicine goes back further than recorded history and has a proven track record spanning millions of years. Humans and plants have co-evolved, which is why our bodies intrinsically recognise and have mechanisms for accurately metabolising plant materials.
Knowing this, it’s easy to understand how plant medicine can be used for acute and chronic health issues – from treating the common cold and controlling blood pressure, to easing anxiety and balancing hormones.
Seeking wisdom from nature is something humans instinctively know how to do and have benefitted from. Tapping into that wisdom and the healing power of plants makes so much more sense than relying on synthesised products that often have highly detrimental side-effects.
Plantceuticals aim is to make unadulterated nature-based healing available to all.
Our brand’s philosophy is rooted in crafting products that are organic, safe and offer long-term benefits. They are made from plants that are cultivated without the involvement of hazardous chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Instead, we rely on ingredients and raw materials that are locally sourced. Our products are cruelty free. This is what makes our range incredibly gentle, safe and potent.
From the procurement of raw materials to the finished result, every Laki Health product goes through a stringent, Earth-friendly, quality control process to ensure there is no trace of synthetic and harmful ingredients.
Local South African material Raised Grow Beds, Grow Bags & Mycorrhizae that offer you the ability to provide your loved plants with the best care possible. Whether you’re a commercial, experienced or novice grower.
The founder of Plant Matter insists on ensuring that all bags are produced locally, contributing to South Africans and their economy.
The High Herb Society are a natural health shop with a broad range of CBD body products, CBD oils and so much more 😉
Please feel free to contact them for more information or simply just pop into their store, they’d love to meet you 🙂
Marijuana SA a.k.a MSA takes pride in delivering an unbeatable service. All of the products on their site are available and ready to send. They courier everything right to your door.
Sit back and enjoy browsing through their site, they have tons of information, a podcast and highly informative videos, enough to keep you busy for hours.
Turtle House JBay provides personalized healthcare by making use of quality herbs and natural products.
They aim to provide herbal remedies to improve our patient’s quality of life, be it to treat a condition or ailment, or to just ensure continuity of health and well-being.
Turtle House provide natural aid through herbal remedies as certified Traditional Healers. Our herbal remedies are personalized to each individual. They can assist with: Pain Relief; PTSD; Cancer; Stress & Anxiety; and much more!
Vaperite are wholesale and retail sellers and distributors of e-liquids, electronic cigarettes and accessories, including brands such as Eleaf, Joyetech, Kangertech, smok, Orion, NCV, Wotofo, and Youde. They have 17 stores nationwide and offer free shipping on orders of R1000 or more.
Cannarite is a market leader in the distribution of Premium Glassware, CBD, Bongs, Dab Rigs, Pipes, Rolling Material and many other accessories in South Africa. At Cannarite we pride ourselves on high service, quality product and very happy customers. Cannarite is in proud partnership with Vaperite and weed cannot wait to meet you! 😉🌿
Consumption of Cannabis is no longer limited to smoking. Dosing can be done discreetly, improving quality of life and taking the edge off daily frustrations in this fast pace existence. Use of Cannabis is not to “switch off” your mind, but rather make tasks more manageable and maintain a calm state of mind whilst healing your body.
The healing qualities of Herb outweighs the HIGH in importance to us, we will assist you in finding the most effective dosing method for your needs, be it Pain Management, Stress Control, Sleep Aid or simply as a supplement to your daily life.
Cannabis extract is available all over the web but please question the purity. We exclusively make use of Distillate, Strain specific Terpenes and MCT oil to craft our range of products from, with no nasty chemicals present.
Medical MJ South Africa offers the healthiest and most effective methods of consuming marijuana
Freedom Farms is 100% committed to providing you with superior quality Craft Soil, plant nutrition and practical, tried & tested knowledge, on growing your own vibrant garden.
Grow Guru Horticulture supplies South Africa with a growing range of the latest hydroponic gear, with nationwide delivery through our online store. Our Headquarters in Port Elizabeth, which is open to the public, services our retail / wholesale customers in the area. Whether you grow indoor or outdoor, home hobbyist grower or commercial alike, we’ve got you covered.
With recreational Cannabis quickly sweeping South Africa it’s only a matter of time before the GREEN RUSH really begins. Greenrush are researching development and networking for companies to gain the exposure and meet prospective buyers in South Africa, Africa and the WORLD
With cannabis expanding rapidly around the world, we offer a first of its kind platform where you can lead the way forward using our services and create marketing relations with others in the cannabis industry, Greenrush is proudly SOUTH AFRICAN and in order to build our country we also have to keep a close eye on international trends and innovative ways to help your company grow.
Greenrush support the complete legalization of cannabis in South Africa
Canna Trade Africa are aggregators of full spectrum products across the cannabis industry. We hold global agencies and strive to nurture the local cannabis economy. They offer seed to flower consultation advice and sales, via direct sale or in some instances via our multiple club networks.
Trophy Seeds is an importer of internationally recognized brands of cannabis seeds. Strains from breeders from around the world that have been breeding and perfecting strains for years. Now through Trophy Seeds all those strains are locally available and delivered to your door discreetly and without hassles from customs and the post office.
Green Smoke Room is well established in the SA seed business, they pride themselves in preserving diverse genetics and are long supporters of legalisation. They deserve your support in return!
Our mission is the creation of a library of groovy cultivars, bred from awe-inspiring genetics and propagating organically under the African sun. Daggafontein seeds are battle hardened outdoor specialists; our strains packed with goodness • iRiE TO THE iRiE •
Sacred Seeds was founded in October 2018 and is based in Cape Town. We are official seed re-sellers for Dutch Passion, Fast Buds and Seedsman.
Ethos Genetics, Blimburn, DNA Genetics and many more coming soon. We also import seeds on-demand.
It all starts with a seed …
Fat Jays is a South African brand originating in Stellenbosch, 2016. What started off as a little vintage brand selling once off items is now launching its own line. Our mission is to create the highest level of function, relevance, and comfort, in the most responsible way possible. Fat Jays is based on supporting cannabis but at the same time providing people with some seriously unique apparel, boasting 1 main brand that is FAT JAYS and 2 sub-brands FJ-HYPE and FJ-vintage.
We’re here to provide you with some super fresh garments while also supporting the legal cannabis regulation trial. This does not mean that all our garments are related to cannabis. A major part of the Fat Jays lifestyle is living a balanced life… with a special emphasis towards students. Work and play. But keep it balanced. Stay healthy. We will also be making garments that simply relate to life and living it in a balanced way. Having fun is most important. Do whatever you want. But don’t fall by the wayside… keep balanced.
100% naturally organic canna friendly pest control sprays.
Prevent plant and crop damage by identifying pesky bugs and fungi at an early stage of your plants’ development.
“buddi” is a specially formulated natural, non-toxic alternative to control and manage pests, ensuring the healthy life cycle of your plants and flowers.
They offer 5 variants of tested pest control management sprays to assist your growing experience and crop harvest success through eliminating the most common Canna pest issues; Spider-mites, Aphids, Fungus Gnats, Powdery Mildew and The All Rounder.
Aaptwak is involved in various activities and events that help promote cannabis products and brands. With the use of collaboration we can attain more cooperation among suppliers. Our main aim is to help build the current black market into a real value chain, part of that is establishing trust relationships.
That’s where Aaptwak wants to play… helping to establish good inter-cannabis industry relationships to strengthen the local market and help standardize it.
One Culture Earth Oudtshoorn & Hartebeespoort aims to find local growers to grow their members cannabis for them, cannabis that is safe, responsibly produced and fully traceable, while supporting our local communities.
Our new shop, Die Joint, is up and running in Hartbeespoort. Look out for new stores along the Garden Route, in Cape Town and in JHB/Pretoria. We are very excited for the opening of the new clubhouse in Oudtshoorn in November.
One Community – One Culture.
The High Co is a South African online head shop with high grade Bongs, Dab Rigs, Pipes, Rolling Papers, Vaporizers and accessories. Free delivery to your door when you spend R420 or more.
THC is one of SA’s longest standing legalisation supporters.
Greenthumb Hydroponics are supporters of all working towards Cannabis legalisation, they have knowledgeable staff and is the go-to shop for all your quality hydroponic and growing needs.
Puff.co.za are long time supporters who are proudly South African and offer a wide range of quality smoking paraphernalia. Use the coupon code “daggacouple” for a 10% discount on anything in the store. Please support our #ProudlyGreen affiliate companies who support legalisation.
Hemporium are South Africa’s premier hemp brand, their byline says it all – Innovate, Educate, Cultivate. A significant sponsor of our campaign, this is the place to go for all your hemp requirements. There by our side since the beginning, please support those who support Fields of Green for ALL.
CannabizArt are arty crafters who created their online shop in support of legalisation as they have firsthand knowledge of how cruel prohibition is. Their art focuses on Cannabis inspired designs and works with both hemp fabric and upcycled cotton. There by our side since the beginning, please support those who support Fields of Green for ALL.
Aeradix is the sole distributor of Mars-Hydro, MagicalButter, Unit Farm and tCheck in South Africa. Their carry up to a 3 year warranty and they also offers repair on Mars-Hydro and Unit Farm LED grow lights out of warranty where needed. Aeradix aims to ensure you’re always growing without interruption, whether your operation is big or small.
Bio Leaf Technologies was established to serve a niche market of growers who require consistently high quality of growing mediums for unique growing demands. Their services include the development and supply of specialised organic growing medium products that meet the specific needs of the grower for their unique crop.
Ever wondered how Myrtle & Jules get through all the speeches and presentations? Providing world class presentation skills and public speaking assistance, The Presentation Clinic offer training nationwide and were responsible for the high quality of the presentations at our Clinical Cannabis Convention in 2017. Learn how to present like a pro and support legalisation at the same time!!
Futurama is more than just another shop that wants to make money. They’re mission is to create a company that exists to serve and benefit people through the products and services that they offer. For them Futurama is only the beginning as they intend to enter industries that will allow them to create social, economic and environmental change.
Our passion for vaping and the quest to find the best products at the best prices has brought upon this unique online store. We offer free shipping, friendly service and advice for a perfect vaping experience, all only a click away.
Vaporize is about more than just finding a way to quit smoking; whether you are a seasoned veteran and have been vaping for longer than most, or if you are new to the game and are looking at starting out, we cater to all needs.
i420cpt is a Cannabis Culture lifestyle brand and online store originating in Cape Town, creating awareness about cannabis through its diverse culture through creative branding and innovative campaigns of relevant products.
We engage with the cannabis culture of Cape Town as well as the rest of the world to create value to the ever-budding market.
HempHub is meant as an information portal to the emerging African Hemp sector and a stage for local and international Hemp developments. Connecting you with this amazing plant, educating you about the potential of the crop, and helping you get to know the people growing and creating with it.
HempHub is focused on helping to grow the industrial Cannabis industry in Africa.
A Hub for all things Hemp!
Gevaaalik.com is die gevaaalikste website op die interweb-dansbaan.” This cutting edge team have supported Cannabis legalisation with their podcasts and culture reviews with incisive and entertaining style. Crossing the boundaries of traditional culture, this dynamic Afrikaans language website is worth watching!
Oil2Health is focused on Full Extract Cannabis Oils and complimentary therapies. Having personally walked and helped others on their path to healing, they are able to offer unique insight and personal assistance.
AmaDab is a South African born premium resource for laboratory extraction equipment, vacuum ovens, pumps, glassware, PTFE accessories as well as locally made titanium nails and dab tools.
They proudly offer full extraction solutions to their customers!
Baked in Jozi guarantees a decadent edible experience every time, Baked in Jozi is a bespoke bakery based in Jozi and delivering deliciousness to your home.
They’ve been by our side since the beginning, please support those who support Fields of Green for ALL.
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The New York NGO Committee on Drugs invited Fields of Green for ALL to become a member in their ongoing preparations for the 2016 UNGASS conference. This committee promotes civil society participation in the debate and organises preparatory meetings for the conference.
Described by Rolling Stone as “the point man” for drug policy reform efforts and “the real drug czar,” Ethan Nadelmann is widely regarded as the outstanding proponent of drug policy reform both in the United States and abroad. He founded and directed (from 2000 to 2017) the Drug Policy Alliance.
Ethan was born in New York City and received his BA, JD, and PhD from Harvard, and a master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics. He then taught politics and public affairs at Princeton University from 1987 to 1994, where his speaking and writings on drug policy attracted international attention.
Dr Nadelmann has authored two books on the internationalization of criminal law enforcement – Cops Across Borders and (with Peter Andreas) Policing The Globe – and his writings have appeared in most major media outlets in the U.S. as well as top academic journals (e.g. Science, International Organization), policy journals (Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Washington Quarterly, Public Interest) and political publications from the right (National Review) to the left (The Nation). Ethan’s TED Talk, delivered at TEDGlobal in Rio de Janeiro in October 2014, has more than 1.5 million views, with translations into 28 languages.
Dr Peyraube is Medical Doctor and specialist in the field of Drug Policy and Cannabis for Medicinal purposes. Throughout her career she has been involved in training, prevention, treatment and drug related harm reduction, including innovative theoretical and methodological developments with an emphasis on ethical issues, which earned her regional and international recognition. She has been advocating for drug policy reform in several countries.
In her home country, Uruguay, she has been ad hoc advisor to the National Board on Drugs (SND) in the reform of the public drug policy and the Institute of Regulation and Control of Cannabis (IRCCA) of Uruguay, and actively participated in the drafting of the law that regulates Cannabis for all purposes.
Racquel is a member of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines (IACM) and of the group of experts working on the public health recommendations for Cannabis regulation, coordinated by the O’Neill Institute of the Georgetown University, Washington DC, and the Washington Office for Latin America (WOLA).
Dr Peyraube is the designer and academic coordinator of the 1st International Medical Cannabis Course for physicians and nurses endorsed by IACM, a protocol designed to be implemented in different contexts. Also, she is scientific advisor to foundations and companies working in the field of medical Cannabis who are interested in developing clinical trials and public education.
In May 2017 she founded the Uruguayan Society of Endocannabinology and is its founder president. Currently she is dedicated to Cannabis medicine practice, the development of protocols for clinical trials for research, medical cannabis education for health professionals, and consulting on Drug Policy Reform, particularly Cannabis legalization in different countries.
A medical introduction to the human Endocannabinoid system. After graduating with a medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2009, Marlon journeyed to Pietermaritzburg where he worked hugely demanding shifts as a junior doctor in the public health-care sector. Disillusioned by the experience, he travelled to the United States to attend his first conference on the clinical implications of the endocannabinoid system. Driven to understand the truth about medicine and alternative forms of healing, he volunteered at a depression recovery centre, a mycelium production facility, and with MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies).
Revitalized by the experience, he returned to South Africa and completed his community service as a medical officer at Fort England Hospital, a forensic psychiatric facility. Thereafter, Marlon continued with the study of drug policy, harm reduction and psychedelic research by attending numerous international conferences, forums and symposia related to his new vocation. Marlon regularly liaises with government officials, encouraging them to adopt more compassionate drug policies. In 2016, he was a member of the civil society task force at the UN General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem in New York.
Marlon currently assists surgeons in the private sector on a freelance basis, and is a committed volunteer with organizations like Fields of Green For All, in order to continue to shape practical and utilitarian drug policies.
Tony is a founding partner at Hemporium, South Africa’s premier hemp company. He is a leading Industrial Cannabis expert having presented multiple keynote addresses on Industrial Cannabis cultivation, processing, marketing and futures at several international Cannabis symposiums, as well as consulting to companies around the globe. Industrial Cannabis is fast reclaiming its position as the premier eco-resource due its large variety of uses and Tony Budden’s knowledge of the entire value chain is highly valued both locally and internationally.
A recent development in the hemp industry has been the discovery of the benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is dominant in hemp varieties. CBD has been shown to have anti-psychotic effects and is showing great potential as a treatment for nervous system disorders such as epilepsy, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and as an anti-depressant and neuro-protectant. Tony has the knowledge and insight to discuss this aspect of medicinal Cananbis at the convention.
In addition, Tony Budden is an expert witness for The Trial of the Plant. For further credentials and a summary of Tony’s evidence to be presented to the court, please see Fields of Green for ALL’s Expert Witness page.
Donald I. Abrams, MD. is chief of the Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He has an Integrative Oncology consultation practice at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He received an A.B. in Molecular Biology from Brown University in 1972 and graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1977.
After completing an Internal Medicine residency at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco, he became a fellow in Hematology/Oncology at the Cancer Research Institute of the University of California, San Francisco in 1980. He was one the original clinician/investigators to recognize and define many early AIDS-related conditions. He has long been interested in clinical trials of complementary and alternative medicine interventions for HIV/AIDS and cancer, including evaluations of medicinal Cannabis. In 1997 he received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to conduct clinical trials of the short-term safety of cannabinoids in HIV infection.
Subsequently he was granted funds by the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research to continue studies of the effectiveness of cannabis in a number of clinical conditions. He completed a placebo-controlled study of smoked cannabis in patients with painful HIV-related peripheral neuropathy as well as a study evaluating vaporization as a smokeless delivery system for medicinal. He conducted an NIDA-funded trial investigating the possible pharmacokinetic interaction between vaporized cannabis and opioid analgesics in patients with chronic pain. He is now conducting an NIH-funded trial investigating vaporized cannabis in patients with Sickle Cell disease. He co-authored the chapter on “Cannabinoids and Cancer” in the Oxford University Press Integrative Oncology text that he co-edited with Andrew Weil. He co-edits the NCI PDQ CAM Cannabinoids and Cancer website.
For further credentials and a summary of the scientific evidence to be presented to the court, please see Fields of Green for ALL’s Expert Witness page.
Famous for being fired by the UK government for saying that taking ecstasy is safer than riding a horse, David Nutt is a British psychiatrist a neuropsychopharmacologist, specialising in the research of drugs that affect the brain and conditions such as addiction, anxiety and sleep. He was, until 2009, a professor at the University of Bristol heading their Psychopharmacology Unit.
Since then he has been the Edmond J. Safra chair in Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, London. Professor Nutt was a member of the Committee on Safety of Medicines, and President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. His book “Drugs Without the Hot Air” won the Transmission Prize for Communicating Science in 2014.
In November 2016 Professor Nutt co-authored a seminal paper submitted to the World Health Organisation Expert Committee on Drug Dependance as a pre-review to their re-assessing of international drug laws. Entitled “Cannabis and Cannabis Resin”, we look forward to this being taken seriously by those whose voice is so powerful in the world.
Professor Nutt is the “Scale of Harms” expert for The Trial of the Plant and will be pivotal in providing scientific evidence that Cannabis is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco, both of which are legal to use within a regulated system in South Africa. For further credentials and a summary of the scientific evidence to be presented to the court, please see Fields of Green for ALL’s Expert Witness page.
Shaun Shelly is dedicated to the understanding of drug use and the development of effective drug policy and the rights of marginalised groups, including people who use drugs. His passion for the subject and compassion and respect for people comes across in his frequent academic and public talks and writing. He studied at the University of Stellenbosch Department of Psychiatry where he graduated cum laude with a Post Graduate Diploma in Addiction Care and is currently in the Addictions Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at UCT, where he is an MPhil Candidate in Addictions Psychiatry.
Shaun also established South Africa’s first non-abstinence focused community program for people who use drugs in Cape Town. He is currently the Projects, policy, Advocacy and Human Rights” manager for TB/HIV Care Association. He has an appointment at the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Pretoria as part of the team implementing a Community Oriented Primary Care approach to address drug use in the City of Tshwane. Shaun is on the board of advisers to the Harm reduction, Abstinence and Moderation Support network (HAMS) and Families for Sensible Drug Policy in the United States. He is also a member of the International Drug Policy Consortium strategy sub-committee.
In his role at TB/HIV Care he conceptualized and organized the first SA Drug Policy Week. Currently Shaun’s main area of research is on access to opioid substitution therapy and the implementation of low-threshold methadone and buprenorphine programs for low-resource communities through public-private partnerships.
He is a 2016 Open Society Foundations International Drug Policy Fellow and spent more than a decade doing embedded ethnographic research on drug use and the informal economy in Cape Town South Africa.
Arné Verhoef is an avid horticulturist with a keen interest in future crops, plants that he believes will shape the 21 st century. He is a trained biologist and received practical horticultural training at a Dutch nursery.
Though he has a broad range of interests, the Cannabis plant has captured his passion owing to its supreme versatility. He believes that Hemp is one of the flagship crops of the future – setting sail towards a sustainable, bio-based society, integrated into the broader ecosystem. Arné currently runs a small company, HempHub, which seeks to facilitate the production of Hemp and Hemp products in South Africa.
He also manages The Stokvel Collective, a concept project that seeks to spread community supported, regenerative agriculture through proper guidance and grassroots action.
Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke are the founders of Fields of Green for ALL, South Africa’s first Cannabis legalisation Non-Profit Company. They have made significant progress due to their well publicised High Court challenge to the constitutionality of Cannabis prohibition. Julian and Myrtle have created an extensive social activism campaign that seeks inclusive Cannabis drug policy reform, by South Africans for South Africans.
Dubbed “The Dagga Couple” by the South African media, Julian and Myrtle intend to show, through The Trial of the Plant, that the common denominator for every law ever passed banning the Cannabis plant is the lack of scientific, objective evidence to support such legislation. In order to do this, they have gone to great lengths to gather experts for the trial, many of whom are speaking at this convention.
The Dagga Couple have attended and represented South Africa at various leading international drug policy conferences and Cannabis orientated events. These include The Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants, UNGASS 2016 at the United Nations in New York and, recently, Harm Reduction International in Montreal, Canada. Through their active participation in various international groups and organisations, they have a unique insight into the potential and pitfalls being experienced by other nations that are coming to grips with legal Cannabis.
Alongside their NPC and Social Activism, they also run JoinTheQ, a legal aid initiative for victims of Cannabis related arrests and prosecutions.
Together with their extensive support base, Julian and Myrtle aim to restore this, the most researched plant in history, to its rightful place as a natural, safe and economically vital part of our world.
After receiving his medical degree from the University of Cape Town, Keith Scott embarked on a career as a general practitioner in both city and rural practices in South Africa the UK, New Zealand and Botswana.
His time in Botswana coincided with the crucial years from the start through to the peak of Southern Africa’s tragic HIV/AIDS pandemic. While working at the HIV/AIDS coalface he became extremely frustrated by the lack of effective government policies to contain the pandemic in Southern Africa. The poor response to the disease was due to the denial and inertia of the Botswana Government and the wilful ignorance and obstructionism of its South African counterpart.
A few years ago he noted a strong similarity between the government’s misinformed approach to issues associated with illicit drug use and its damaging policies during the early years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Since then he has been motivating for drug law reform based on the large body of evidence that demonstrates quite clearly how current drug laws promote organised crime and cause enormous harm to drug users and to society as a whole.
He is active in challenging policy-making bodies such as the Central Drug Authority both directly, in academic publications and via the general media. As well as giving public talks on the need for the legal regulation of illicit drugs he meets regularly with senior politicians in order to convince them of the urgent need to overhaul both national and international drug laws.
Paul-Michael is a Senior Partner at Schindlers Attorneys in Johannesburg. He is also principal Attorney for The Trial of the Plant. Paul-Michael has the talent to deliver creative and honestly-evaluated solutions to complex legal problems and has experience with High Court appearances, including witness interviews. He is becoming well known for his opinion writing and research on a variety of legal topics, while providing valuable, unique and detailed insight into the issue of Cannabis legalisation. Having steered the ship from the early days, Paul-Michael is a significant asset to Fields of Green for ALL’s efforts to free this plant from the shackles of prohibition.
Specialising in Commercial Litigation, Don is a member of the Association of Arbitrators of Southern Africa and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. With an impressive repertoire of challenging cases under his belt, Advocate Mahon has taken on The Dagga Couple’s case with fervor and the legal insight required to map out the complex path towards Cannabis legalisation by establishing a solid court record as a basis for the road ahead.