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Medicine Control Council Gets The Boot

Medical dagga may soon be at our door step. Dagga dealers are out, new kids on the block – New bill kicks the MCC to the curb to establish new authority…

“The Medicines Control Council needs a new chairperson and a new registrar. Peter Eagles (the chair) and Mandisa Hela (the registrar) need to go.” – Nathan Geffen

The 5th of November 2014 marked the 3rd day of public hearings, held at the National Assembly, regarding new legislation that seek to replace the Medicines Control Council with a new authority on medicines and related substances.

The Medicines & Related Substances Amendment Bill [B6-2014] will establish a new regulatory body, called the South African Health Product Regulatory Authority, that will oversee medicines, medical devices and food stuffs.

The bill is now in a secondary stage of being processed. Public hearings are being held at the National Assembly level. It has yet to go through a third stage overseen by the national council of provinces before it can be signed into law by the president.

Medical cannabis may be at our door step

At this stage we do not have enough information available to say whether the new regulatory body will introduce medical dagga into South Africa.

One thing is certain amendments will need to be made to the Drug & Trafficking Act, and other acts of law, to enable the new authority to venture into the business of alternative dagga medication and marijuana health products such as medicated edibles.

Amendments made to the Drug & Trafficking Act earlier in 2014 have made all cannabinoids illegal effectively making dagga extracts illegal on a biological level.

The Medical Innovation Bill, set in motion by late Dr Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, may pave a way for a single dagga license to be issued to a sole corporate body for the purpose of producing legal commercialised dagga for medical and industrial applications.

While we drown in the red tape and bad legislation, South African medical dagga patients are in despair as they are facing a national medical dagga crisis.

Medical Dagga Informant 😛

Special shout-out to @ZARKA_THC who made us aware of the Bill.


SA step closer to new medicines regulator

Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill PDF

Medicines Control Council needs new leaders

AgriSA Parlaimentary Update 19 Aug 2014

Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Bill (B6-2014)

The REAL Effects of Dagga


For the last 25000 years man has been cultivating dagga, using it to clothe themselves, heal the sick, feed the hungry and alter the state of their consciousness.

Physiological effects of dagga on the human body.
Physiological effects of dagga on the human body.

The human body, the endo cannabinoid system & dagga

The human body is designed to include a complete cannabinoid system.
Cannabinoids that naturally occur inside the body are called Endo Cannabinoids.
We have cannabinoid receptors located in our brain, skin and organs. Receptors can almost be found in every part of the body.

How dagga is consumed is irrelevant as the end result is the same. The cannabinoids in dagga makes its way into your blood stream, couples with receptors found around the body and even manages to pass the blood brain barrier and couples to CB1 & CB2 receptors in the brain.

This coupling of receptors in the brain is what causes the euphoria or high experienced when consuming decarboxylated THC.

In order for the THC cannabinoid to couple with the receptors the dagga needs to be heated to convert the THC Acid into THC.

Only when dagga is smoked, baked or vaporized does it become active. It is impossible to get high from raw dagga.

Humans have been designed to consume dagga. Dagga is a vegetable and is the most important dietary essential on the planet.

The consumption of dagga is preventative proven by medical benefits.

Did you know? Durban Poison, the well known South African Sativa strain, is one of the favorite medical grade dagga strains in the United States where medical dagga is legal.

Dagga does not cause psychosis. People suffering from predisposed mental conditions are at risk of psychosis. However no clerical evidence exists to make this link.

My personal opinion is that dagga brings forth underlying mental conditions in people with predisposed mental conditions. Dagga is merely an indicator of an existing mental condition.

Did you know? Dagga counters snake venom! You need to be high at the time of bite for it to work. Proving prevention is better than cure.


Prohibition and the freedom of man

Almost all the negative associations of dagga are attributed to prohibition.

Under prohibition dagga is unregulated and open game for crime syndicates, gangs and even otherwise law abiding citizen to exploit for their own benefit.

There is no regulation to ensure quality of the product that makes it to the end-user.

There is no regulation to protect children and persons with predisposed mental conditions in the current illicit dagga industry.

South Africa is poverty stricken but the government corporation keeps throwing millions towards the fight on drug users and peddlers effectively making criminals from otherwise law abiding citizens for profit.

If a harsh jail sentence, admission of guilt fine and a criminal record was not already enough the corporate government also funds a special branch in the South African police Air Wing called DaggaOP that routinely spray dagga crops from helicopter with herbicides like glyphosphate with special tanks and spraying equipment sponsored by the United States’ Drug Enforcement Agency.

These corporate governments who fund these operation do not care that some of these contaminated dagga plants make its way to the dagga users of South Africa pushed on by desperate growers depending on this easy cash crop to support his family.

The law caters the gateway effect

While dagga is unregulated otherwise law abiding citizen using dagga are exposed to other hard drugs some of the syndicates or gangs might be offering thus the gateway effect is created directly by prohibition allowing criminal syndicates to be in control of dagga.

It’s worthy to keep in mind that the majority of dagga dealers are not part of syndicates or gangs. Most dagga dealers are otherwise law abiding citizens whose only means of income is from cultivating or selling dagga.

Industrial dagga freedom from the slave system

Dagga easily grows on its own essentially has zero cost for production value.

Dagga grows from seed to harvest within 8 to 12 weeks* (some strains may take longer to flower) and can be planted in the same soil for up to 20 years.

Dagga provides food, oil, alternative green carbon neutral bio-fuel, textile material, stronger building material, medication and much, much more. This wonder plant has over 50 000 uses!


What can South Africa achieve with legal dagga?

We could speculate at how 50 000 uses of a wonder plant could revolutionise South Africa but let’s take a realistic approach by looking at other countries that have a legalised dagga industry.

Denver, Colorado

Seven ways dagga legalisation has already benefited Colorado in only 8 months.

  1. According to Uniform Crime Reporting data for Denver, there has been a 10.1% decrease in overall crime from this time last year and a 5.2% drop in violent crime.


  1. The state has garnered over 10 million in taxes from retail sales in the first 4 months. The first 40 million of this tax revenue is earmarked for public schools and infrastructure, as well as for youth educational campaigns about substance use.


  1. There are renewed efforts to study the medical efficacy of dagga within the state, making Colorado an epicenter for dagga research.


  1. The dagga industry has developed quickly, generating thousands of new jobs. It is estimated there are currently about 10,000 people directly involved with this industry, with 1,000 to 2,000 gaining employment in the past few months alone.


  1. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who opposed Amendment 64, recently compared Colorado’s economy since legalization to that of other states by noting, “While the rest of the country’s economy is slowly picking back up, we’re thriving here in Colorado.” For example, the demand for commercial real estate has increased drastically, with houses in the state appreciating up to 8.7 percent in the past year alone.


  1. The voters of Colorado retain an overall positive view of the regulated dagga market, with 54% of Colorado voters still supporting dagga legalization and regulation, according to a recent Quinnipiac poll.


  1. By removing criminal penalties for certain dagga-related offenses, thousands of individuals will avoid the collateral consequences associated with a criminal record. The state is estimated to potentially save $12-40 million over the span of a year simply by ending arrests for dagga possession.



Ignorance has no place in law. The science is clear. Dagga is a safer choice to alcohol and tobacco. It is wrong to make criminals of otherwise law abiding citizens and to deny people their medicine.


Post-Apartheid Struggle: Hemp Housing Save The Homeless

Tony Budden from Hemporium SA presented a strong case for industrial hemp in South Africa to the Department of Human Settlements in parliament last week

Tony says industrial hemp can revoluntionise South Africa. “Hemp is the clean, alternative & sustainable source of materials”

He acknowledged the legalisation movement towards medicinal cannabis but said his organisation highlights the industrial uses of the plant.

In 2011 Tony Budden was featured on Top Billing for building the first hemp house in South Africa for only R50 000. We can build five hemp houses at the cost of arresting & convicting a single person for dagga in South Africa.

Bag of tricks

Tony did not come empty handed. He brought samples of hemp building materials to show government officials that hemp housing is not just another pipe dream, but a real solution to upgrade informal settlements into flourishing suburbs.

Tony also said that currently the only people making money from hemp is the researchers and that it’s time for government to open up the hemp industry to the benefit of all South Africans.

We need to change the laws around this beautiful plant. We need to #LetMyPeopleGrow – Tony Budden

Cost of Police Gardening Dagga

In January 2012 police cut down what was essentially a dagga forest in Soweto worth R4 million. Then illegally disposed of the dagga bio mass by burning it, presumably where it was cut & piled up.

“Residents watched from a distance as throngs of soldiers and police in more than 30 vehicles descended on Meadowlands hostel at 8.30am while a police helicopter hovered above.”


Think  for a moment about the scale of this operation and the amount of man power being fruitlessly wasted on what can only be described as violating human rights, gardening and illegally burning waste.

More than 31 government vehicles including a helicopter, a battalion of soldiers and police officers armed with assault rifles and tactical gear swooped down on harmless plants and then unleashed an onslaught of terror until the last weed has yelp its crackling cry and blown it’s last breath out billowing smoke in reminiscence of the Soweto uprising of 1976, condolences to the lives lost, however the war on drugs is an equal violent act upon not only the daggafarians of Soweto but also the community’s access to medicine, an industrial sector and a wealth generator.

Consider the quality of service delivery by municipality if they could have the budget that funds an all out war on a harmless weed.

Imagine the waste of burning this bio mass needlessly without a purpose that is beneficial to the community in which it is illegally burned.

Who is paying the South African National Defense Force & South African Police Service for doing gardening, illegally burning bio-waste & harassing otherwise law abiding citizens? Never mind the tax on the carbon emissions of all the dagga that has to be incinerated annually or the otherwise law abiding citizens that needs to be housed and fed daily in a correctional facility?

Who pays SANDF & SAPS for doing gardening, illegally burning waste & harassing otherwise law abiding citizens?

Victims of rape, murder and victims of other real crimes are the ones who ultimately pay the price.

The South African dagga Culture of South Africa have lost many daggafarians in the war on drugs, that is in disguise a war on our people.

Marcus Garvey Uprising 2010

Never will we forget what transpired in Marcus Garvey.

Marcus Garvey is a small Rastafarian community, or as our friendly government puts it,  an informal settlement,  in the suburb of Philppi in the heart of Cape Town.

The poverty stricken  community is known for grow dagga as it is their only source of income.

Cape Town Flying squad and Metro police conducted a raid on the informal settlement and confiscated 950 dagga plants grown by the community.

The angered community retaliated by throwing stones at police in protest and protecting their livelihood the only way they could.

“On Thursday morning more than 60 police, metro and law enforcement officers raided the Rastafarian informal settlement of Marcus Garvey in Philippi.

Some 950 dagga plants, worth thousands of rands, were confiscated from the plantation and nine people were arrested in the hour-long raid which turned violent when residents started throwing stones at officers.

Police retaliated by firing rubber bullets into the crowd. One man was injured.”

Rastafarian, Ras Champion Ntlapho was shot during a dagga raid and died under police guard.

Ras Champion Nthlapho was shot during a dagga raid and died under police guard at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Ras Champion Ntlapho was shot at close range with what police claim were “rubber” bullets.

“He put up his hands and one of the Metro cops fired a shot while standing in front of him, then he was taken away by cops,” – Ras Fire

Due to the extent of Ras Champion’s injuries he later passed away while under police guard at the Groot Schuur Hospital.


In protest of Ras Champion’s death 50 Rastafarians, holding posters with “blood on your hands” and “JZ come to Marcus Garvey” marched to the Philippi East Police Station.

The angry but mourning crowd stood up together against unjust dagga law by lighting a dagga pipe in front of the cops and shouted

Marcus-Garvey-Phillipi-Dagga1“We are practising our culture”.

“Women and children are being raped and drugs are everywhere,” another man shouted.

“Why not go and arrest the law-breakers, smoking ganja is our culture.”


The memory of Ras Champion Ntlapho’s will never fade. We have not forgotten the injustice that resulted in his death.

Ras Champion Nthlapho is a hero who died fighting the post apartheid struggle for the freedom of all Rastafarians and daggafarians.


Anti Drug Alliance SA responds to Employee Dagga Rights – The Truth

We ask those who use cannabis to be realistic and understand that the general public are very misinformed and dubious about cannabis.


Employee Dagga Rights – The Truth

This article is reference to an article written on the Dagga Magazine website (


The Anti Drug Alliance of South Africa has often been quoted in the mainstream media as being advocates for the legalisation of cannabis in South Africa. With this being said, we believe that the proposed Medical Innovation Bill is a fantastic way to begin the process.

We believe that cannabis has huge potential medicinally, and commend the people that are advocating the legalisation of the plant.

There is literally millions of pages of facts surrounding the benefits of cannabis use – some scientifically proven and studied, others unstudied and unproven (as yet). However, as the Anti Drug Alliance of South Africa, we believe that we are obligated to ensure that the public are made aware of the real facts, and the real benefits. This is a fight that will always call morality and religious and cultural beliefs into question, and so, in order to make sure that the public gets the raw truth, we have to stick to the science.

In South Africa, as we have mentioned, legalisation (for medicinal use) is being debated. This is a big step for our traditionally conservative country, and there are many that are adding their voices to the call.

We ask those who use cannabis to be realistic and understand that the general public are very misinformed and dubious about cannabis.

We have to speak with one voice and stick to the facts.

A recent article on the Dagga magazine website, (

), makes certain claims regarding the use of dagga. We would like to say that although we commend and agree with the spirit of the article, we would like to correct the writer as he has made some incorrect statements which may lead to confusion and ultimately incorrect beliefs which contradict South African Law.

The article states that (verbatim) “Modern drug tests can only determine whether you are a user of dagga.”, and “Currently there is no dagga test that can determine if a user is under the influence of dagga.”

The writer is correct regarding the first statement. Most drug tests today indicate the presence of THC or cannabis metabolites in the person’s blood stream, urine or saliva.

The second statement is true as well, however, we say this on the side of caution. Cannabis is metabolised through our system at different rates. Whereas one person may ingest cannabis (at irregular intervals) and have completely metabolised it within 5 or 6 days, another could take 10 or 12 days.

Regular users can (after ceasing use) look at positive test results from 6 weeks up to 6 months, depending on the person’s weight, gender, how long they used for, how much they used and a wide variety of other factors.

The writer states:“Do not consent to drug testing unless your employment contract specifically covers drug testing or your company has a comprehensive Occupational Health policy in place.”

Most corporate companies have Substance Abuse Policies in place which speak about drug and alcohol use and abuse. Many forward-thinking companies have even included other forms of addiction such as gambling, pornography and even OTC and prescription medication abuse.

We agree that you should ensure that before being tested, that your company has a policy in place which can enforce testing.

As a whole we have no real gripes with the article in question, as the writer has researched well and explained user’s rights very well. The conclusion of the article has several bullet points which we would like to discuss.

We will note these bullet points and highlight those which are incorrect.

  1. While dagga is illegal don’t smoke at work.
  2. Don’t keep dagga on you, in your vehicle or at work .
  3. Get legal representation.
  4. Inform your representative of the scientific facts surrounding dagga. It is highly likely that he/she doesn’t know much except for propaganja.
  5. Remember: Tobacco, alcohol and coffee are also drugs.
  6. You are not a drug addict for testing positive for dagga use.
  7. You are not a criminal for testing positive for dagga use.
  8. You are not proven intoxicated or under the influence for testing positive for dagga use.
  9. You have not broken any laws by testing positive for dagga use.
  10. You are not guilty of misconduct for testing positive for dagga use. Especially so if you only smoke dagga on your own time and in the privacy of your own home.
  11. Misconduct, in regard to testing positive for dagga, can only be proven where the company is also implicated. Eg. You are found to be in possession of dagga while driving a company car or you smoke dagga in public while wearing company uniform.

Point 1. We agree.

Point 2. We agree.

Point 3. We agree.

Point 4. We agree.

Point 5. We agree.

Point 6. We agree, although, like any drug – legal ones included – we would like to state that addiction can happen to anyone at any time. Abusing any substance is easy, and if your work or personal life is affected in any way whatsoever because of your use (or abuse) of a substance, we urge you to seek help.

Point 7. We DISAGREE. Act 140 of 1992 clearly speaks about this. In Chapter II (Illegal Acts), section 4 states (verbatim):

“4. Use and possession of drugs.—No person shall use or have in his possession—

(a) any dependence-producing substance; or
(b) any dangerous dependence-producing substance or any undesirable dependence-producing substance,”

We would like to highlight the following sentence: “…No person shall USE or have in his possession…

According to South African law, use of the substance is a criminal offence as well.

So, if we interpret the law correctly, if the substance is in your system, it means that your are legally in possession of it AND have used it as well, which is a criminal offence.

This means that technically, should you test positive for a drug in your system, your employer is actually compelled by law to report this to the Police, otherwise they may be complicit in a criminal offence.

Point 8. We agree.

Point 9. We DISAGREE. We have clearly shown above that by having dagga in your system, you are breaking the law.

Point 10. We neither agree nor disagree. This is difficult, however, many corporate companies’ substance abuse policies state that a positive result for alcohol or drugs is seen as misconduct, and can be an offence which incurs instant dismissal.

Point 11. We neither agree nor disagree. We cannot argue that dagga is (currently) illegal. We have shown that dagga use and possession is illegal, and by using it, you are by law then in possession of it in your system. Hence, as stated in the paragraph above, many corporate companies’ substance abuse policies state that a positive result for alcohol or drugs is seen as misconduct, and can be an offence which incurs instant dismissal.

Conclusion by The Anti Drug Alliance of South Africa

We would like to commend the writer of the article published at for a well written article, however, as activists in the legalisation of cannabis in South Africa, we would like state that we must at all times ensure that we know the law and our rights.

By giving incorrect information, we give credence to our opponents who state we ourselves use propaganda to disseminate information.

We ask all of our friends and colleagues in the cannabis legalisation arena to make sure we stick to the facts only, and also to make sure that we do not interpret the law to suit our agenda. Remember, we are already in the spotlight for our beliefs, and if we become radical and make incorrect assumptions and statements, it strengthens our opponents.

Remember, even if we disagree with a law, it does not give us the right to break it, however, we have the constitutional right to challenge it.

By giving incorrect information, we simply flush our credibility down the toilet and allow those who oppose use to highlight this and destroy our chances at changing the law for the better.

This document was prepared by Quintin van Kerken, Chief Executive Officer or the Anti Drug Alliance of South Africa.

Please feel free to contact the writer at

or call on 081 577 7715.

Employee ‘Dagga Rights’ – What You Need To Know

Currently there is no dagga test that can determine if a user is under the influence of dagga.

Modern drug tests for dagga can only determine whether you are a user of dagga. There is no reliable scientific way to prove intoxication or determine that you are under the influence of dagga while performing your duties as employee.

Do not consent to drug testing unless your employment contract specifically covers drug testing or your company has a comprehensive Occupational Health policy in place.

If you are a daggafarian, do not despair, all is not lost.

marijuana in the workplace

As a daggafarian, the most likely scenario you will find yourself in is a disciplinary hearing. They will have to determine if you are addicted or is it a case of misconduct. If they find you are “addicted”, they will have to offer rehabilitation support and if your rehabilitation is a success your case will be dismissed and you will remain employed if however they find you are not an addict the hearing will continue on the basis of misconduct, especially so when dagga is found on you.

Make sure that you seek legal representation for when the matter is brought before the CCMA arbitrator.

Your best counter argument

You must argue that the drug test does not prove intoxication. The test implicating you does not prove you where under the influence of dagga while you where performing your duties as employee.

Scientific Fact

There is no known scientific method for testing dagga intoxication in a similar manner to alcohol.

THC metabolites, which most tests look for, remain in the body long after you have smoked dagga.

You may have smoked your last bong on Saturday night and depending on how frequently you toke, you could still test positive months later.


  • While dagga is illegal don’t smoke at work.
  • Don’t keep dagga on you, in your vehicle or at work .
  • Get legal representation.
  • Inform your representative of the scientific facts surrounding dagga. It is highly likely that he/she doesn’t know much except for propaganja.
  • Remember: Tobacco, alcohol and coffee are also drugs.
  • You are not a drug addict for testing positive for dagga use.
  • You are not a criminal for testing positive for dagga use.
  • You are not proven intoxicated or under the influence for testing positive for dagga use.
  • You have not broken any laws by testing positive for dagga use.
  • You are not guilty of misconduct for testing positive for dagga use. Especially so if you only smoke dagga on your own time and in the privacy of your own home.
  • Misconduct, in regard to testing positive for dagga, can only be proven where the company is also implicated. Eg. You are found to be in possession of dagga while driving a company car or you smoke dagga in public while wearing company uniform.

The arbitrator’s decision is final and money talks. Please see sources more information.


What you need to know about drug testing in the workplace

The South African Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993 is the national legislation that protects employers, employees, and all business stakeholders from injury and death, and also covers various aspects of occupational health to ensure that the workforce and those who supplement and rely on it are protected at work. Every business in every industry can benefit from observing the law in this regard, especially where those businesses are affected by the overt and subtle dangers of drugs.

Employees and the OHS Act

Employees who use and abuse drugs during working hours or who arrive at work under the influence of drugs are putting themselves and their colleagues in danger. The OHS Act states emphatically that employees will take reasonable care for their own as well as their colleagues’ health and safety – as well as the health and safety of any other people who are affected by his actions or omissions. Someone under the influence of drugs can cause huge problems in this regard, especially by the irresponsible nature of drug abuse. Their absenteeism, errors on the job, as well as possible accidents not only cost time and money in terms of equipment and productivity, but can also endanger the lives of others.

Employer responsibilities

As an employer, your duties include preventing employees from coming to and staying at work if you can clearly deduce that they are under the influence of drugs (or alcohol). As part of this prevention plan, you should include a policy on drug and alcohol testing, which every employee should be made aware of when they sign their employment contract. You have the right to conduct random or motivated drug and alcohol tests to not only protect your business, but your employees too. However, it’s important that you don’t infringe on employee rights in the process, which include:

1. Employee consent

Before you perform drug and alcohol tests, you need to gain consent from your employees. This can be gained if you have a full, contractual Occupational Health and Safety Policy in place, which is set out in the employment contract. The employee’s signature on their employment contract subsumes their consent for drug testing.

2. No undue discrimination

It’s important that you don’t single out specific employees for drug testing in a discriminatory way, but that random testing is indeed random. If drug testing is justified by the nature of an employee’s job (i.e.: heavy machinery operation that risks their and others’ lives), then gain their consent prior to testing.

3. Follow due procedure

If you need to search an employee for drug possession, it’s important to follow due procedure: respect the employee’s right to privacy; only perform same-sex searches (men search men, women search women); and have an unbiased witness present. If an employee refuses a drug test when you have adequate grounds to believe they are/were under the influence while engaged in their employment duties, they may face disciplinary action. However, be 100% sure that you are following due procedure according to the OHS Act


Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article should not be taken as legal advice. We recommend that you seek legal council from a CCMA representative or an attorney dealing in labour law. 

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Yo Mama Is So Stoned She Forgot To Title This Post!

The home of the best “Yo Mama Is So Stoned” jokes.


  • Yo mama is so stoned she didn’t even feel the 2015 dagga drought.
  • Yo mama is so stoned she is hitting a gravity bong like it was the ice bucket challenge.
  • Yo mama is so stoned k9 units can track her from anywhere in the world.
  • Yo mama is so stoned by the time she celebrates 4:20 it’s already 4:45
  • Yo mama is so stoned she lights the herb in her vaporizer with a lighter.
  • Yo mama is so stoned she lights the herb in her vaporizer with a lighter.
  • Yo mama is so stoned she stopped at a red light in Grand Theft Auto. Twice!
  • Yo mama is so stoned she rubs her bong with the hope that a ganjenie pops out to grant all her weed wishes.
  • Yo mama is so stoned she passes everything to the left.
  • Yo mama is so stoned drug tests return to be continued.
  • Yo mama is so stoned they named a strain after her.
  • Yo mama is so stoned she cries Phoenix Tears.
  • Yo mama is so stoned she will test positive for the foreseeable future.
  • Yo mama is so stoned people have to ask her twice.
  • Yo mama is so stoned she thought the mile high club was the cannabis cup.
  • Yo mama is so stoned everybody she meets instantly gets a contact high.
  • Yo mama is so stoned her blood is pure Rick Simpson oil (BHO).
  • Yo mama is so stoned in a case of emergency doctors have to give her THC transfusion.
  • Yo mama is so stoned she advocates to marilize legajuana.
  • Yo mama is so stoned she gives answers before questions.
  • Yo mama is so stoned her spliffs roll themselves.
  • Yo mama is so stoned you can smell her dagga breath over the telephone.
  • Yo mama is so stoned everyone she meet thinks she’s Asian.
  • Yo mama is so stoned her munchies got thirsties and died of greenies.
  • Yo mama is so stoned from her perspective time stands still.
  • Yo mama is so stoned her eyes are as red as the devil’s dick.
  • Yo mama is so stoned she’s been taking a giant leap for mankind since before Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.
  • Yo mama is so stoned she orders her pizza topped with French fries.

Parents calm aggressive child with dagga

The parents say their child abused them severely, but since they have been buying him dagga he has become humble.

I was driving to the community on high alert, scanning the surroundings for signs of popo or road blocks, knowing I will be a “criminal” for being in possesion of a little bit of holy herb on my way back to town.

There were a number of cars in front of the house as I pulled up a customer got in his car. I then got out and made my way through the gate and as I look up to the door I saw a man in a blue uniform, I turned icy-cold instantly, I wasted no time getting in my car.

As I drove down the street, the previous customer made a u-turn, at the intersection and was heading back towards me.

He pulls up to me and asks “Hi, Why didn’t you buy because of the traffic?” I replied in a sigh of relief: “Yes, I thought is might be the police.”

“Was he buying?” I asked curiously. He then confirmed my suspicion and asked if I did not have rolling paper for him. Luckily I had some OCB rolling papers I bought for a rolling paper review article and I gave him a single blade.

The daggafarian traffic officer drove passed me as I made a u-turn.

At the snyman’s house I waited some time as he was already busy fetching another clients parcel. I started up a conversation with the customer. I told him about the injustice of dagga law, comparing the ten year sentence received by the Durban 5 to the 5 year sentence given to Oscar. He agreed about the injustice as the snyman brought his parcel.

The snyman gave his customer a poke and then we started up a conversation.

“I really need my medication” I told him, and it is with this statement that he told me about this child who abuses his parents.

The snyman says: “The parents have tried everything and nothing could help stop the fits of rage.”

“Since the child has been using dagga, his parents buy for him, he has become humble. Very peaceful. He does not abuse his parents anymore.” The snyman added.

By the time we concluded our conversation we had covered many topics.

He gave me my medicine and I drove off smiling.

The Day The Constitution Died

The Constitution of South Africa dies every time someone is arrested and prosecuted for dagga.

Many South Africans, who value the prohibitionist approach to drugs, might be bewildered by such a statement but the reality is that the Constitution of South Africa fails to protect several rights that are violated by the Drug & Trafficking Act No. 140 of 1992 and by those upholding old laws that stem from segregation and racism.

Dagga laws are justified in accordance to the limitation of rights contained in the Bill of Rights in Chapter 2 of the South African Constitution.

“The rights in the Bill of Rights are subject to the limitations contained or referred to in section 36, or elsewhere in the Bill.

Limitation of rights
The rights in the Bill of Rights may be limited only in terms of law of general application to the extent that the limitation is reasonable and justifiable in an open and democratic society based on human dignity, equality and freedom, taking into account all relevant factors, including-

A. the nature of the right;

B. the importance of the purpose of the limitation;

C. the nature and extent of the limitation;

D. the relation between the limitation and its purpose;

E. and less restrictive means to achieve the purpose.

Except as provided in subsection (1) or in any other provision of the Constitution, no law may limit any right entrenched in the Bill of Rights. “

Let us review dagga law using the guidelines for the limitation of rights as contained in the Bill of Rights.

The opening statement makes it very clear that any limitation of rights must be based on human dignity, equality, freedom, must be justifiable in an open democratic society and all relevant information must be considered as well as the following:

A. the nature of the right; The Drug & Trafficking Act No. 140 of 1992 and the enforcement of the act limits most rights on the bill of rights by criminalising the possession of dagga. From human dignity to privacy and everything in between. Most importantly the right to privacy and freedom. State experts argue that the main goal of dagga law is to protect South Africa citizens from the potential harms from dagga.

B. the importance of the purpose of the limitation; How important is it to limit society’s exposure to dagga. How important is it to uphold unjust dagga laws and for what purpose?

The state may argue that, in relation to dagga, the limitation of rights are justified to protect society from the potential harms and abuse of dagga.

In light of this methodology: Why is alcohol and sugar legal? Even James Wilmot from the Democratic Alliance recently stated in an interview on SABC Newsroom with Eben Jansen that dagga is not nearly as harmful as they previously thought.

Conclusion – It is very easy to justify the purpose of the limitation of rights, in relation to dagga, if you disregard scientific fact in favour of propaganda.

C. the nature and extent of the limitation; The limitation is far reaching and the impact to society is debilitating, by criminalising the possession of dagga and severely punishing otherwise law-abiding citizens.

D. the relation between the limitation and its purpose; The goal sought by the limitation of rights, in regards to dagga, is to protect children and society from dagga.

However under the enforcement of the Drug & Trafficking Act dagga is unregulated and is sold in schools.

E. and less restrictive means to achieve the purpose. First of all you need to understand that the limitation of rights, giving power to the Drug & Trafficking Act, does not achieve the purpose that was intended with the Act’s enactment.

Contrary to what you might expect and depending on the perspective the issue of “dagga rights” are viewed from one can determine that the answer is not less restriction but rather more regulation to control dagga in a similar manner as alcohol.

Win-win; Regulation would give freedom and dagga rights to daggafarians while also offering more protection to minors in regard to early exposure to dagga as is the case with it being a common item in schools.

SA Human Rights Commission’s final comment on dagga rights
Recently the South African Human Rights Commission has closed a case lodged on behalf of all cannabis using citizens in South Africa.

The complaint sought the immediate protection from prosecution under unjust dagga laws for all daggafarians.

Although the Commision agreed with many aspects contained in the complaint, the Commission simply stated that they can do nothing because:

“The Commission does not have the power to invalidate a law”

This is alarming. Think about it for a moment.

What if the Immorality Act No. 5 of 1927 was still in effect today?

Would the limitation of rights and the fact that the act is law justify the enforcement and rights violations of this unjust law?

There is no difference between the injustice of a law that criminalises people for having an interracial relationship and a law that criminalises people for making a safer choice by choosing dagga.