Dagga law will only be rectified by Con Court- Dagga activist

On Sunday, reports emerged that Acting Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane told his officers to continue enforcing the laws around the use of marijuana after government lodged an appeal against the Western Cape High Court ruling allowing people to grow and smoke marijuana in their homes.

Julian Stobbs, Director of Social Activism, Fields of Green for All says there is no change to the law yet.

The law will only be rectified by the Constitutional Court eventually.

Julian Stobbs, Director of Social Activism, Fields of Green for All

Stobbs says since the Western Cape High Court ruling his Facebook page received over 3000 'likes'. Stobbs says modern stigma continues to reduce marijuana users to criminals.

When the acting police chiefs say "we're going to double down and arrest people", i don't think they could double down because it's their cash cow.

Julian Stobbs, Director of Social Activism, Fields of Green for All

Stobbs says what's interesting is hearing reports of the judiciary in courts around the country not even bothering to prosecute marijuana users. He says the eyes of the police are not the same as the eyes of the judiciary.

The police base their wars on drugs on statistics and the only way they can get a statistic is to get a criminal record on somebody.

Julian Stobbs, Director of Social Activism, Fields of Green for All

Read More
Chris Hani's daughter reflects on getting sober and writing tell-all book

Chris Hani's daughter reflects on getting sober and writing tell-all book

Lindiwe Hani opens up about her road to recovery from her drug addiction and the journey to writing 'Being Chris Hani's Daughter'.

ACDP insists  legalising dagga is 'irresponsible'

ACDP insists legalising dagga is 'irresponsible'

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP)has called for an urgent parliamentary debate on the ruling.

Recovering addict Melinda Ferguson weighs in on the dagga judgment

Recovering addict Melinda Ferguson weighs in on the dagga judgment

The author shares insights based on her experiences as a recovering drug addict with John Maytham.

Why State's case against home dagga use was flawed - analyst

Why State's case against home dagga use was flawed - analyst

UCT's PHD student Anene Kriegler elaborates on landmark judgment and why the State's argument was selective and unsubstantiated.

Roll one, smoke one? Callers share where they stand on dagga ruling

Roll one, smoke one? Callers share where they stand on dagga ruling

Listeners judge for themselves following the landmark ruling on dagga use in private homes.

Dagga lobby group explains court ruling on marijuana usage

Dagga lobby group explains court ruling on marijuana usage

Fields of Green for All welcomes Western Cape High Court ruling on legal use of marijuana for adults.

PsychMG doctor warns ruling will tempt kids to dabble with dagga

PsychMG doctor warns ruling will tempt kids to dabble with dagga

The Psychiatry Management Group's Dr Shaquir Salduker says the landmark dagga ruling will have the opposite effect of a deterrent.

Parliament has 24 months to make dagga legal at home

Parliament has 24 months to make dagga legal at home

Garreth Prince, who has been fighting this battle for decades, talks about the landmark judgment by the Western Cape High Court.

High Court OKs possession, use and cultivation of dagga at home

High Court OKs possession, use and cultivation of dagga at home

Parliament has 24 months to rewrite parts of the Drug Trafficking Act that bans the possession and cultivation of dagga at home.

Unbanning dagga products could improve medical research, says MCC

Unbanning dagga products could improve medical research, says MCC

The Medical Control Council says that proper clinical trial data is needed to assess the benefits of cannabis-containing products.

Popular articles
'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

'ANC may split if Dlamini-Zuma is elected leader'

Political analyst Dr Somadoda Fikeni sat down with Ray White to discuss the future of the ANC.

The Steinhoff Story: from humble beginnings to billions

The Steinhoff Story: from humble beginnings to billions

Financial Mail editor Rob Rose chats to Eusebius McKaiser about how Steinhoff became the retail giant we know, before the fall.

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Watch the Guptas pack their bags and run in Nando's inspiring new advertisement.

PSG Chair Jannie Mouton opens up (kind of) about Steinhoff

PSG Chair Jannie Mouton opens up (kind of) about Steinhoff

In 2012 Steinhoff acquired 20% of wealth manager PSG, reportedly infuriating Mouton. Bruce Whitfield interviews him.

German prosecutors probing Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste (for accounting fraud)

German prosecutors probing Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste (for accounting fraud)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Steinhoff International Chairperson Christo Wiese.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...