And so we wait…
A few days after our momentous day in the Constitutional Court we were issued a directive calling on all parties to submit written submissions as to whether there is enough evidence for the Constitutional Court to go ahead with a judgement early next year around the legalisation of Cannabis in SA, or whether we need to go back to Pretoria next year to complete the cross examination of all expert witnesses.
We are hoping that we will get an answer before the December court recess but we do not know this for sure.
The submissions make for very good reading and serve as a great summary of the various parties’ arguments and attitudes.
We are bursting with pride after reading Advocate Don Mahon’s 90 pages of brilliance! Ours is by far the longest submission and it gives the learned judges loads of food for thought regarding the goings on in Pretoria in August. Remember that you can watch all 13 days of The Trial of the Plant on the Dagga Couple YouTube channel and read the full transcripts here.
Constitutional Court directive giving dates for submissions:
CCT 108-17 ConCourt directive for Submissions
Submissions on behalf of the 1st to 3rd intervening parties – Stobbs, Clarke & Thorp:
2017 11 24 1st to 3rd Intervening Parties Further Submissions (Bundle)
Submissions by Advocate Pashke, independent amicus curiae:
Stay – submissions by Counsel appearing at request of the Court – Prince (CC) 2017-11-24
Submissions by Adv Voyi on behalf of the “first nations” people, intervening parties:
SKMBT_36171123232800 Khoi et al submissions re stay of proceedings
Submissions by Ras Garreth Prince, 1st respondent:
1st respondent submissions_IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA
Submissions by Jeremy Acton on behalf of all the WCHC plaintiffs:
WC Plaintiffs Submission re CCT108 2017 Direction 8 Nov 2017 edited
Submissions by the state, applicants in the appeal:
The State_STAY SUBMISSIONS – PRINCE v MINISTER OF JUSTICE 16.11.2017
Submissions by Doctors for Life:
WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS OF FIRST AMICUS CURIAE – CCT CASE NO 108-17 DFL Supplementary submissions of the first amicus curiae – 17112017