About fields of green for all

Through constructive discussion with interested individuals, parties and potential stakeholders in the South African Cannabis legalisation movement, we support litigation and are engaging with policy makers in order to construct South Africa’s Cannabis future in all of its varied facets. Since 2010, the call for the legalisation of Cannabis in South Africa has become increasing difficult to ignore

It is no longer possible for individuals to take on this enormous task personally and that is why “Fields of Green for ALL” has been established. As founders, we look forward to working with ALL interested parties

 

We do not claim to have all the answers and it is not our intention to dictate the process. This organization is about inclusivity through constructive dialogue and input

 

Fields of Green for ALL has been established as a non-profit company to deal with all obstacles surrounding legalisation of the use of Cannabis in South Africa. As our name indicates, this is a place for ALL interested parties to unite behind a common cause in order to ensure that ALL citizens share in the benefits that Cannabis legalisation will bring to South Africa

 

Cannabis has been used for thousands of years and is no exception in many South African cultures. Following growing international trends, our aim is to restore Cannabis, the most researched plant in history, to its rightful place as a natural, safe and economically vital element of South African society. Under the terms of the South African Constitution, citizens reserve the right to individual freedom, a right that is not afforded to responsible Cannabis users. The gravest harm that one may experience from using Cannabis is being arrested and thus the prohibition of Cannabis directly results in the curtailing of personal freedom

 

This is first and foremost a human rights issue as thousands of South Africans are criminalised each year at great cost to themselves and society as a whole. At Fields of Green for ALL we support legal action to challenge the status quo

 

We are building a community of practise and support through active citizenry in order to highlight the harms of current Cannabis misinformation thereby reducing the stigma attached to the use of this plant. Fields of Green for ALL provides guidance for individuals and communities who have been marginalised by their use of, or trade in, the Cannabis plant. These individuals and communities are indiscriminately victimised by the law on many different social and economic levels

 

The proven health benefits of Cannabis are widely reported. The leaves, seeds and flowers may be used in various ways for a wide variety of conditions. The success in using Cannabis to treat many ailments and chronic illnesses is supported by extensive scientific research. It is a matter of urgency that those wishing to use Cannabis to treat life threatening diseases be granted the right to do so. However, those wishing to use this plant to help maintain optimum health and prevent disease should be offered the same right. Fields of Green for ALL supports the human right of all South Africans to use this plant for its health benefits

 

Industrial Cannabis or “hemp” refers to the use of the Cannabis stalk and seed for textiles, foods, paper, body care products, detergents, plastics and building materials. Cannabis is an ideal renewable source of biomass for fuel. Cannabis ethanol can be sustainably produced and is environmentally friendly. Industrial Cannabis is an exceptionally viable commercial crop for South Africa. Fields of Green for ALL supports the existing efforts by a number of parties to further research the plant and develop its full potential. However, this use of the plant is still illegal and the issue of its prohibition needs to be addressed before any realistic progress can be made in the sector

 

The discussion on the future of Cannabis in South Africa will require sensible input from various

stakeholders on all aspects of the Cannabis market. We not only support the legalisation of Cannabis in South Africa, but also the development of constructive regulation and harm reduction programmes. Fields of Green for ALL is committed to creating awareness and local debate regarding the prospects of a formal legal Cannabis market in South Africa by being a catalyst for local and international engagement

Manifesto

About the dagga couple

The Dagga Couple (a phrase coined by the South African press) are preparing a case to apply for the opportunity to ask some very simple questions in the highest court in South Africa, The Constitutional Court. How come this benign, useful, non toxic, non lethal plant has lead to the persecution of so many people, in so many countries, for so long?

 

In August 2010, we had a very heavy handed visit from the South African Police Service (SAPS) who, acting on a tip off, raided our property in search of a ‘drug lab’. What they found was a quiet middle aged couple in their pyjamas and a quantity of Cannabis Sativa (aka Dagga). We were arrested after a five hour ordeal in our kitchen, jailed, and because we had more than 115g of the substance, were charged with dealing in Dagga. We were subsequently granted bail and released

 

We have always known Dagga is illegal, just like millions of other South Africans who chose to break the law every time they use the plant. We have done no harm to ourselves by ingesting the plant, and more importantly, we’ve done no harm to anyone else. As far as we can see, the only harm that comes about from using the plant is when the police arrive and treat Dagga smokers as guilty scum

The Hotbox 

Show

South Africa’s premier live stream Dagga Culture Show

Every Thursday evening from 7pm join us for a round up of the week’s local and international cannabis news, views and trends, not only is our couch graced with some groovy weekly guests but we also get to Hangout with weed celebrities from all over the world

Video Playlist:                http://bit.ly/HotBoxShow 
Video Live:                      http://bit.ly/HotboxShow_LIVE
Audio PodCast:              http://bit.ly/HotboxShow_Audio 
Spotify:                            http://bit.ly/Hotbox_Spotify

The Hotbox Show:        https://hotboxshow.co.za

Thursday's @ 7pm

Medical MJ | Copyright © 2017 | All Rights Reserved

  • Facebook
  • Instagram