South Africa is a unique and diverse nation with many obstacles to overcome. This brings unique challenges to the fight for Cannabis legalization in our country, particularly the historical social and economic disadvantages that persevere to this day. The recent decriminalisation ruling by the Constitutional Court has brought broad general relief to those effected by prohibition of the plant, but has inadvertently created a market of legal consumption via illegal supply due to the ban on trade still remaining in place. This is why Fields of Green for ALL has always been committed to creating awareness of Cannabis issues on many varied levels in order represent a wide range of civil society adversely affected by prohibition or decriminalisation.
Our three busy websites, social media pages, YouTube channel and The Green Network are instrumental in taking our message to as many people as possible but we are not ignorant of the fact that economic inequality disadvantages most South Africans and limits their access to the internet. We have therefore made it one of our missions to travel the length and breadth of our beautiful country in order to share our message of hope.
These journeys have given us the opportunity meet with farmers, traditional healers, and communities who continue to be labelled criminals under South Africa’s draconian Cannabis laws. It is imperative that South African Cannabis law reform does not take place without engaging those who are seriously prejudiced under the current system. With your support and donations we will able to continue this important work before, during and after legalisation. Please see Our Desired Outcomes Discussion Document for proposals around what we want legal Cannabis to look like.