Thousands upon thousands of global citizens took to the streets this weekend in support pro-Cannabis culture, industry and medical uses. The annual Global Cannabis March, traditionally held on the first Saturday of May, is part of a series of rallies, talks, exhibitions, trade fairs and after parties that seek to educate and unite the public to liberate the Cannabis plant.
Jeremy Acton appeared today in the Bellville Magistrate court for dagga possession charges that he picked up when he was caught with some of his favourite tarrie at the airport enroute to a Dagga Indaba. This possession charge was not part of Friday’s win (as this happened outside of his house), and Jeremy was hopeful that the recent order would assist him in this case. Another victory, his post below sums it up nicely:
The South African Parliament responded within a day to the High Court judgment that was served yesterday in Cape Town for Jeremy Acton and Co’s dagga cases. It’s worth noting that the judgment’s effective due process could literally take another 2 years to promulgate into existence. There’s also a 3 month Public Comment window period for any new acts or amendments to acts, yet the President has the power to accelerate this. Clearly there was no rush set out by Judge Davis for immediate remedial action, which would have been the ideal case.
This morning in Cape Town, the High Court ruled in favour of the Cannabis Community for Jeremy Acton & Co’s case. The ruling effectively means that it is Constitutional to consume, cultivate and possess Cannabis at home, albeit that there are no guidelines on restrictions yet. ENCA – Dagga now legal at home News24 – Dagga can be used in the home, Western Cape High Court rules News24 – How the Western Cape High Court dagga judgment applies to you The High Court ruled that one has a right to privacy in your own home. [ Download the High Court Ruling Here ] [ Download the High Court Ruling Here ] Western Cape High Court rules that can cultivate, possess dagga at home. Parly must change laws that relate to prohibition @News24 — Jenni Evans (@itchybyte) March 31, 2017
This is the Executive Summary of the Full Public Comment in reply to the MCC’s Medical Cannabis Cultivation Guidelines. PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Public Comment on the MCC’s Medical Cannabis Cultivation Guidelines [please click here] The MCC has sought to clarify the rules and regulations around medical cannabis, this is a response to the call for public comment to their draft “MCC Cultivation Of Cannabis And Manufacture Of Cannabis-related Pharmaceutical Products For Medicinal And Research Purposes” guidelines. The MCC failed to seek experienced local input on their journey to draft adequate guidelines that are ‘Made in South Africa’.
The federal government will not appeal a Federal Court ruling that upheld patients’ rights to grow their own medical marijuana, Health Minister Jane Philpott announced Friday.
“The government of Canada has decided on the matter of Allard vs. Canada we will not be appealing the court’s decision. We will respect the decision of the Federal Court,” Philpott told reporters after question period.
So in the name of saving people from themselves, we have fined them, jailed them, made it harder for them to find work, broken up their families — and for what? The self-styled drug warriors will never admit it, but the truth is becoming more obvious by the minute: There is no good reason for any of this government prohibition against marijuana. As a matter of fact, it is becoming clear that the government is often more dangerous to its citizens than are drugs.
Government has apparently dropped ‘gateway’ theory, marijuana critics should too. Recently the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) quietly removed a report from its website, suggesting that it is finally giving up the false theories that cannabis is a “gateway drug,” or that it causes permanent brain damage or psychosis.