Rastafarian lawyer and activist Gareth Prince has been advocating for the legalisation of cannabis in South Africa for 17 years.
Prince says he prefers to use the phrase 'cannabis freedom', as it describes the true process which he and other activist hope to achieve.
He explains that cannabis freedom is more than just the recreational smoking of the plant.
Prince discusses the history of criminalising cannabis in South Africa and his journey to fighting for its freedom.
Cannabis, as a plant, needs to have its freedom... It was created to be free and to be used responsibility.— Gareth Prince, Rastafarian lawyer and activist
Cannabis freedom cannot come at a better time. Citizens of South Africa need hope.— Gareth Prince, Rastafarian lawyer and activist
The future of the country looks quite bleak, but there is a silver lining. The silver lining is cannabis.— Gareth Prince, Rastafarian lawyer and activist
Cannabis is the one substance that is going to put South African to work and uplift us from the quagmire of poverty, unemployment, despair and disease.— Gareth Prince, Rastafarian lawyer and activist
Cannabis causes an individual to self inspect. Introspection.— Gareth Prince, Rastafarian lawyer and activist
Take a listen to his journey of activism and the history of cannabis in SA:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : The time has come to free cannabis, says activist Gareth Prince