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Public Statement Regarding Dagga Crop Spraying

To all South Africans:

We say we have banned drugs to protect the public even at the risk of exposing drug consumers to various herbicides and poisons not made known to the public.

We also disregard the latest medical findings and the fact that dagga laws were found on segregation and discrimination that was even further exploited by us when we were known as the apartheid regime.

Present day South Africa we tend to disregard the developments in the United States even though most of our dagga spray operations are encouraged and funded by the Unites States but more accurately the DEA. The same agency that is still enforcing dagga prohibition by defying 20 US states’ decision to legalize and regulate medical dagga.

We really care for you sheeple. Why do you think we have given you such amazing things like alcohol, tobacco, GM foods, shale gas exploration, etc?

Because we really love you so much that we risk killing a few people in the process of profiteering while attempting to clear the dagga problem.

We really care so much for you that we will put you in jail with hardened criminals just to make sure you never use, smoke or sell dagga ever again.

We do not care if you are doing it for your livelihood. We really do not care about what doctors, patients and scientists have to say about dagga.

Stop pestering us with requests for dagga reform! Why don’t you go to your nearest pub or tavern and have some release from the modern day struggles of life but please don’t drink and drive yourself home.

Yes we overlook parents morally accepting that their kids abuse alcohol because what we don’t know about we don’t care about.

Ha ha ha you got us. Yes before the ANC was unbanned way before 1994 the main financial income for the ANC came from the sale & distribution of dagga but we now have legitimate sources of funding so we really couldn’t care at the moment, we are however thinking of selling stock piles of rhino horn.

We are indirectly supporting organized crime by keeping dagga illegal and unregulated but there is too much as stake if we should regulate dagga.

We will not only lose out on profits from hunting down & housing dagga users, sellers and distributors but you have to think about the impact dagga bio oil could have on the oil industry not to mention the paper and cotton industries they are all at risk of major profits loss. We cannot have that happen even at the expense of in-humanely jailing people for a victimless crime.

Yes we do do not have evidence to present to you for what I am about to say but let me say to you we are responsible for any and all persons affected by poisons that reach dagga users because of desperate dagga growers pushing dagga that has been sprayed by the SAPS Air Wing Dagga Ops.

If you suspect that you have been a victim there is really nothing you can do about it. What we do is completely legal. Everything was done by the book.

We legally poison you.  You are not allowed to ingest any banned drugs a lot less toxic than herbicides in the first place.

You better do as we tell you sheeple!

Regards

Your government

** This letter is fictitious but could possibly be something that could be said if government spoke the truth about dagga.

Source: dagga.info/2013/07/21/sap-daggaop-poisoning-dagga-consumers/

Open Letter To The Venezuela Minister of Prisons, Minister Iris Varela, RE: Zenolia du Plooy

Atención Ministro Iris Varela

Desde:

Jeremy D. Acton
PO Box 5396
Tygervally
Cape Town
7536
South Africa
Jeremyacton@gmail.com

21 January 2015

Para:
Ministro de Prisiones
Ministro Iris Varela
Caracas
Venezuela

Honorable Ministro Varela,

SOLICITUD DE INTERVENCIÓN : Libertad o libertad condicional

Zenolia Du Plooy
Prison File number: WP01-P-2008-003729
INOF Prison
Los Teques
Venezuela

Solicito su valiosa atención a la difícil situación de la ciudadana sudafricana Señora Zenolia Du Plooy, la cual esta sirviendo una sentencia de ochos anos por el trafico de sustancias estupefacientes en el cárcel INOF, en provincia de Los Teques, Venezuela.

Hoy la prisionera ha servido seis anos y cuatros meses de su condena. Su salida de la carcel es prevista entre Julio 2015. Señora Du Plooy esta actualmente hospitalizada a causa de una enfermedad llamada Lupus Sistemático Eritematoso. En los últimos seis anos su afección se ha desarrollada, sin que la presa recibía algún tratamiento adecuado.

La Señora Du Plooy me contacto’ desde su hospital, con la siguientes informaciones.

Así que es su sexto ano de carcelación, la Senora Du Plooy, esta’ hoy elegible para su liberación condicional.

Durante los últimos seis anos, la presa sufrió diferentes tipos de tortura. Desde ser violentada por las guardias que la transportaron a la prisión, a encontrarse victima de asaltos con el fin de hacerle graves danos corporales – incluyendo torturas por quemaduras de cigarrillos y inacción parcial.

A contribuir a su dolencia, la señora subí periodos de negligencia medica para su enfermedad crónica. No obstante su recomendación de deportación a Sudáfrica para motivaciones medicas, el juez no la creía bastante enferma para liberarla. Ahora la Señora Du Plooy esta en condiciones mas y muy graves.

El cárcel revoco’ todos los beneficios del ‘ Plan De Callapa’, ignorando el hecho de que ella asistió a varias clases, las cuales deberían ayudarla a reducir el periodo de su condena. Ademas, desde Marzo de este ano, ni tiene la posibilidad o el derecho de comunicar, ni vía correo electrónico, ni vía medios de comunicación social.

La Señora Du Plooy, tiene una familia en Venezuela que la puede ayudar, ambos asignándole una colocacion segura y la residencia necesaria para obtener su libertad condicional. El solo obstáculo que no le permitió de avanzar, es que esta familia vive a menos de 100km de su lugar de detención original – el Aeropuerto Internacional de Caracas.

Con todo el respecto y reconocimiento de las leyes de Venezuela, yo comprendo que el sujeto condenado por trafico de drogas, después ochos anos, tiene el derecho a ser elegible para libertad condicional. Un oportunidad de desarrollo personal que es por el bien de el preso mismo y de la comunidad.

Su Señoría, la ruego de considerar los latos mas humanos y cristianos del sistema judiciario, como la compasión, perdón y misericordia. Las mismas calidades humanas, de las cuales usted describe como necesarias, honorable Ministro Varela.

Por lo tanto, hago un atractivo especial, estimando los poderes de su oficina y un poco de compasión, podrán ayudar la liberación permanente o condicional de la señora Du Plooy, así que elle se pueda regresar a Sudáfrica vía la embajada sudafricana, o buscar ayuda con su familia Venezolana.

Atentamente

Jeremy David Acton

Ciudad del Cabo
Sudáfrica

English VERSION:
Jeremy D. Acton
PO Box 5396
Tygervalley
Cape Town
7536
South Africa
Jeremyacton@gmail.com

21 January 2015

The Minister of Prisons
Minister Iris Varela
Caracas
Venezuela

Honourable Minister Varela,

INTERVENTION REQUESTED: FREEDOM OR PAROLE.

Zenolia Du Plooy
Prison File number: WP01-P-2008-003729
INOF Prison
Los Teques
Venezuela

I hereby draw to your attention the plight of a South African female citizen, Ms. Zenolia Du Plooy, who has been  serving an 8 year sentence for drug trafficking at INOF prison, Los Teques, Venezuela. The prisoner has to date served about 7years and 2 months of her sentence, and is due for release about July 2015.

Ms. Du Plooy is presently hospitalised for chronic Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, which has been left untreated for the last 6 years. She has recently contacted me from the hospital, with the following information.

Ms. Du Plooy has been eligible for parole since her 6th year.

She only has one Venezuelan family that she knows who will give her residence and security of address necessary for her parole to be granted. The parole has not been permitted because this family lives within 100km of her original place of arrest, which is the international airport in Caracas.

She has asked me to write this letter to beg that this condition of distance between the place of arrest and place of parole might be waived by your department, and that parole may be granted.

Honourable Madame Varela, Minister of Prisons, I write to ask more of you than only her humble request for parole with the family who offers her rehabilitative shelter.

Over the last 6 years, this prisoner has suffered rape by the guards transporting her to prison, violent assault by inmates, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, torture by cigarette burn, partial starvation, periods of complete lack of medical care for her Lupus, and, since March 2014, absolutely no ability or right to communicate from prison with her family via any form of internet facility like email or social media.

All of her benefits from Plan Callapa were also withdrawn despite her having attended many classes to reduce her sentence. Despite being recommended for release and deportation to South Africa by a doctor for medical and compassionate reasons two years ago, she was informed by a judge that she was not sick enough to be released. Now she is hospitalised for her illness.

I respectfully and in acknowledgement of the laws of Venezuela, suggest that the crime of drug trafficking, which carries a sentence of 8 years, normally takes into account the possibility of parole, and that after about 6 years, a prisoner should be helped to reintegrate with society, for the good of the prisoner and of society. Hence, parole plays an important part in a prisoner’s rehabilitation.

Further, in matters of Justice there is not only crime and its punishment, but at some stage in the period of punishment, there comes a time in Justice for Compassion and Forgiveness and Restoration  to also be exercised to finally bring the prisoner back into the world. These qualities of Forgiveness and Mercy and Restoration, are thus a necessary aspect of Justice for consideration by your portfolio, honourable Madame Varela. 

I therefore make special appeal to your esteemed office, and the powers held by your office, that you might in compassion permit the release of Ms. Du Plooy to return to South Africa via the South African Embassy in Caracas, or alternatively, that parole might be granted to Ms. Du Plooy to allow her to reside with the Venezuelan family who details shall be given in her parole application.

I ask this for the prisoner, Zenolia Du Plooy, and for the sake of Justice.

Jeremy David Acton

Cape Town
South Africa

Original Source: Pastebin.com

Letter from Entrepreneur Larry Ngcobo

To whom it may concern.

My name is Larry Ngcobo from Durban, recently I decided to start
a new street wear brand (Mary Jane Good Times)
which will be clothing brand dedicated to
addressing the identity and aspirations of today’s youth by creating
classic and timeless clothing lines that resonate with the South African stoner
culture.The brand mission is to continuously disprove negative stereotypes
about cannabis and its users.

I ‘m currently working on getting my samples done for t-shirts
which I plan to sell to my customer base, the prices will range from
R200 to R270 delivery exclusive. Since I don’t have enough capital on hand
I plan on taking orders and once a deposit is made by a customer I’ll then get the
desired product manufactured and delivered to the customer.
I decided to write this email because I hoping I could interest you
in liking my Facebook (www.facebook.com/MaryJaneGoodTimes) page and
sharing it to help me reach as many people within my customer base as I can.

Thank you for taking the time to read through this email.

Kind regards

Editor’s reply

Hi Larry

I am posting your letter on daggamagazine.com as well as sending a tweet and posting it on our Facebook page.

Best of luck, keep us posted.

Regards
Michael

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