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Here is a list of the top 10 South African celebrities who have smoked dagga.
Proud puffing pro-dagga advocates
1. Myrtle Clarke & Jules Stobbs
2. Jeremy Acton
3. Garreth Prince
Guilty by association?
It is not clear whether AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo does smoke dagga or has the media just got him wrong but his association with dagga in the South African media certainly warrants the King to be on this list.
4. Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo
Victims of Prohibition
A massive public debate was triggered in 2001 by the revelation that six members of the touring party of South African cricketers admitted smoking dagga in an Antigua hotel room to celebrate South Africa’s fourth Test win over West Indies on April 10 2001.
The guilty players were Herschelle Gibbs, Andre Nel, Justin Kemp, Paul Adams and Roger Telemachus, along with team physiotherapist Craig Smith.
5. Herschelle Gibbs
6. Andre Nel
7. Justin Kemp
8. Paul Adams
9. Roger Telemachus
10. Craig Smith
Dagga Union of South Africa
2016 is halfway gone and South Africa is still in the dark ages on the restoration of dagga rights.
This begs the question: Is our government drunk as fuck on their crackling from the Parliamentary basement cellar?
Dagga funded politics
The current ruling party funded their political agenda with the help of a dagga industry during apartheid even though it was at the time and still is today considered by “authorities” an illicit industry, the African National Congress have always known the roots of apartheid dagga law.
Major advances in dagga science
They have witnessed the amazing scientific discoveries regarding dagga research of the past 15 years.
With the most abundant and most liberating research being released in the last 5 years.
Yet more than 22 years into their reign they are now responsible for jailing a segment of the rainbow nation whom chooses to self medicate with dagga
The bloody agents still only focus on the propaganda, the negative and misinterpreted information while the positive & liberating research is ignored and somehow non-existent in their reality.
Corrupted consensus of the masses
To the consciousness of the general South African public dagga is a sin, a harmful gateway drug instilled by 100 years of propaganda, lies, pseudo-science and the brutal enforcement of unjust laws.
Thus the general & lawful consensus of dagga in South Africa is corrupted and delusional meanwhile politicians in Parliament get drunk on their legal drugs from the basement cellar before choosing to ignore or make irrational decisions that effect all daggafarians of South Africa.
More info on our featured video here: www.timeslive.co.za/local/2016/04/04/WATCH-Drunk-and-dancing-the-night-away-in-police-uniform
Statement by Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille
The City of Cape Town actively encourages the creation of cooperative partnerships with the international community and stakeholders in order to boost knowledge sharing of best practice.
We believe in undertaking joint ventures in order to empower our staff and our communities. The ultimate objective of such partnerships is to improve the lives of Cape Town’s residents.
As part of our commitment to building a safe city, we have entered into international partnerships. These have allowed for training and models of best practice to be applied to improve our Safety and Security Directorate.
A partnership that we believe has been especially fruitful is one that we have fostered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the United States Department of Justice. They have extended an invitation for eight members of the Safety and Security Directorate’s Gang and Drug Task Team to attend an advanced drug agent course from 26 to 30 January 2015 at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Gaborone, Botswana.
The eight members of the City’s Safety and Security Directorate will be representing South Africa. There will also be representatives from Ghana, Namibia, Uganda and Botswana. We would like to express our gratitude to the United States Government for bearing the cost of our delegates’ travel, meals, accommodation and local transport.
The training course will further develop the knowledge and skills required for a law enforcement officer to initiate and develop a counter-drug investigation and to analyse information. The course will also introduce more advanced topics such as clandestine laboratories, diversion investigations, managing undercover operations, and controlled deliveries.
Our Safety and Security Directorate has received extensive training support from the DEA over the last four years. Our relationship with the DEA started in 2009, when five officials attended drug enforcement training in Botswana. In the last three years, 63 training opportunities have been provided through the following seminars:
- Advanced Enforcement
- Basic and Advanced Drug Enforcement
- Undercover and Surveillance Practical Applications
- Chemical Diversion Investigation
In addition, in 2012 the DEA arranged for a chemical diversion specialist from Germany to assist the Safety and Security Directorate in Cape Town upon our request.
The United States Government has invested R10 million in our Metro Police Department through drug enforcement training, study tours to the United States, School Resource Officer training, and FBI management training.
We have already seen numerous improvements in operations from our Gang and Drug Task Team since they embarked on this training. During their most recent drug bust, the unit confiscated hashish, cocaine and two wine bottles filled with suspected liquid MDMA with a street value of more than R1 million. The suspects who were arrested are possibly linked to a European syndicate.
Another major drug bust took place less than two months ago, when Metro Police recovered tik to the value of R1,2 million in Maitland.
Our latest available statistics indicate that the Metro Police made 2 042 drug-related arrests and confiscated 43 020 units of narcotics during 2014.
These successes are the direct result of the intelligence-driven operations of the Gang and Drug Task Team, which can be attributed to the training that our officers have received from the DEA.
Through the effective use of resources and models of international best practice, the City has created an efficient and successful Metro Police service.
In the presence of Consul-General Teddy Taylor, we would like to thank the United States Government, and the DEA in particular, for their investment in our staff and, in turn, the lives of our residents.
A T-Shirt worn by senior policeman Jeremy Vearey caused every national publication to pick a bone for a piece of sensationalism last year.
The photo went viral after DA official, Mark Wiley, caused a stir in public about the image showing a top Cape Town cop wearing Rastafarian clothing. “..brandishing a dagga leaf logo” described Wiley.
Jeremy laughed it off as he explained that the T-Shirt was a father’s day gift from his two sons. He had only intended to wear it on the day to show appreciation to his son, after they had dared him to wear it to the march, and did not do so to condone drug use. “There is nothing more to it,” he added.
Jeremy’s love for reggae music is well known publicly. Facebook users complimented him on his choice of clothing.
“Nice hey, like the T-shirt”, wrote Deon Safers.
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This is written for you: The Dagga user, grower or trader. From the medical patient who depends on the plant for relief to the casual smoker. From the pensioner who has arthritis to the gardener, the musician, the mechanic, the student, the lawyer, the IT specialist. Many people from all walks of life are arrested in connection with Dagga every day in South Africa. Do not think that you are immune or invincible.
It may be your turn next. Know your rights BEFORE this happens to you.
Possession of cannabis is illegal and punishable in terms of the Drugs and Drug Trafficking Act 140 of 1992. There are NO permits, medical certificates or cards, prescriptions or permissions of any kind available in SA.