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.
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.