South African National Cannabis Working Group Position Paper 2013

By |Published On: November 21st, 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 to date.
It has to be one of THE most comprehensive documents ever compiled on the subject in South Africa, and has been handed over to the Central Drug Authority (CDA) in Pretoria for comment.


You can download this report here:

SANCWG-Cannabis-Position-Paper-of-2013 (12mb)







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  1. gerrit heyneke May 27, 2015 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    how do i get my case to be joined with the dagga couples case?

  2. Guy Justice May 12, 2015 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Constitution.-This Constitution
    the supreme
    the Republic;
    conduct inconsistent with
    invalid, and the obligations imposed by
    be ful-

    Why do we act like the actions of state, legislature and judiciary are even valid when by the letter of the law the are not. My individual rights are as enshrined by the constitution are “supreme”. FULL STOP. I will smoke a j when it suits me and anyone whosoever has a problem with that can go blow bubbles. I have cured my grand mal epilepsy with smoking weed under instruction from my neurosurgeon years ago and it is safer for me to drive stoned and I have cured my own melanomas with hash oil and assisted others in addition, I have also had to undergo surgeries to deal with complications from doctor prescribed drugs. That though is not relevant, I am an adult and if I wanted to smoke tik it would be my right and I would expect to be able to get it pure from a pharmacy, prescribed by a doctor…but I do not. I choose to imbide marijuana, cannabis, ganjah, dagga. It is my choice and I reserve that right. Ciao ;)

    Overgrow the oppression of human rights, I am no-one or no state’s slave. My body and my mind are mine.

  3. Jeremy David Acton November 21, 2013 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Notwithstanding my comment about the size and inclusivity/exclusivity of the “South African National Cannabis Working Group,” it is an excellent piece of documentation about the TRUTH about cannabis, and is a very valuable resource for the Dagga legalisation movement in South Africa.

    The next step is to built the credibilty of the group, and to start INCLUSIVELY draughting a possible Cannabis Legalisation Green Paper that is written by the Dagga Culture first and formost, and which does not cede the Cannabis resource to State/corporate control, but rather to public control at local level.

  4. Jeremy David Acton November 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Who is the South African National Cannabis Working Group? I have been in Cannabis activism since before 2009, and I have not been invited to participate. That means it is not a National working group. Is this another closed shop like the hemp research in South Africa?

    • Guest November 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      Hi Jeremy

      I apologise for the confusion. We are still relatively new and are working around the clock to get in touch with all the relevant stakeholders. It is our full intention to be as inclusive as possible, as well as to promote an evidence-oriented approach to policy. These topics are too vast to discuss on a comment section. Once we have gotten hold of everyone we can start discussing the future of the working group more inclusively.

      I will contact you personally in the near future.

      Stay safe

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