Dagga Court Case is Not the "Trial of the Plant"

DFL's legal team DFL’s legal team: Helene Davidtz (Attorney from Univ. Pta law clinic), Christo van Eeden (DFL legal counsel), Adv. J Harwood, Senior Adv. Reg Willis, Adv. Mpati Qofa and Adv. Tererai Mafukidze[/caption]

The public should not lose sight of the fact that the ‘dagga couple’ were arrested for posession of 1.87 kg of dagga worth roughly R500 000. The crux of the matter is that on their own version they are drug dealers. The courtcase is not in fact the “trial of the plant”.  It is about the plantiff’s trying to escape the consequenses of the law by having dagga removed from the list of dangerous and undesirable addictive substances, regardless of the destructive consequences of this psycho active drug. The ‘dagga couple’ is not acting in the best interest of South African society and particularly not our youth, the disavantaged, downtrodden and the socio-economically oppressed rural communities where dagga is rife.


Two news agencies, CNN and Times Live have reported on a significant new article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) about the effectiveness of Cannabis (Dagga) for the treatment of pain and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Press Releases 16 Aug 2017:  New England Journal of Medicine: Evidence is lacking that Dagga helps for chronic pain or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 15 Aug 2017: Drinking something sweet or eating condensed milk may be insufficient for treating unintentional cannabis intoxication 13 Aug 2017: Schoolgirl Admitted to ICU: South Africans Brace Yourselves Should Dagga Be Legalised 12 Aug 2017: Fields of Green for All (FOGFA) expert witness repeatedly tries to trash top notch expert 1 Aug 2017: Dagga Courtcase postponed as DFL and the State oppose livestreaming by FOGFA 31 July 2017: The legalisation of dagga is not a matter of popular opinion but needs a scientific approach
  [caption id="attachment_3592" align="alignnone" width="605"] This morning early preparing documents and seats for the court[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3590" align="alignnone" width="605"] DFL and its legal team are in the row on the right[/caption]]]>