Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke's return to the Pretoria High Court will see the continuation of their bid to have current legislation against marijuana declared unlawful. A crowdfunding campaign by the 'dagga couple' aimed to raise R1.1 million and was created to bring testimony in favour from their case from experts like criminologists, sociologists and toxicologists. The landmark trial comes after a previous ruling by Judge Dennis Davis which found that the criminalisation of marijuana within the home unjustifiably limited the right to privacy.
South Africa: 'Prohibition of Marijuana Was Racist'
News24Wire, 14 August 2017
The prohibition of dagga in South Africa in the late 1800s was racist and irrational according to historian Craig Paterson. Read more »
News24Wire, 2 August 2017
The so-called 'dagga couple', Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke, will head back to the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday in a bid to have marijuana legalised. Read more »
The Conversation Africa, 27 July 2017
South Africa is among many countries facing challenges to their drug control policies, particularly around marijuana, known locally as dagga. The Medicines Control Council is… Read more »
The Western Cape High Court has declared that it is an infringement to ban the use of marijuana by adults in private homes in a landmark court ruling. Read more »