Trial of the Plant 2 – or not?

By |Published On: November 27th, 2017|

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:


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:


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

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  1. Dejan July 19, 2018 at 11:25 am - Reply

    Hi, how would I go about starting a social club of sorts, where like-minded folks can meet and consume and discuss Dagga products? Would it even be legal in the current legal landscape?

    • Myrtle Clarke July 31, 2018 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      No it would not be legal at the moment but best to start planning. We have all the info and models from around the world to work with if you would like to join The Green Network then we can all work on it together for the best outcome!

  2. Kim Thompson June 6, 2018 at 10:15 am - Reply

    A company called Cannabis Oil Research is advertising for distributors based on their assertion that South Africa will be legalised within weeks. Could you please comment on that?

    • Myrtle Clarke July 12, 2018 at 8:07 am - Reply

      Hi Kim, Many people are getting ahead of themselves. We know that these people have been doing this for at least a year. Personally I think that their sign up fee for distributors is hugely expensive but we haven’t received any complaints about their products. However, the fact that they are spreading misinformation and giving people false hope is not okay. They also have not shown any interest in supporting the legalisation that they say is only weeks away! That is very selfish as they are making a fortune. Just be careful please.

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