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How do you feel about the High Court Dagga Hearing?

Optimistic. They have a decent case
7 (70%)
It could go either way
3 (30%)
The state will pip this one
0 (0%)
They haven't got a chance against the state
0 (0%)

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Voting closed: January 29, 2017, 08:09:08 AM

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Offline 420SA

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High Court Dagga Trial - Updates
« on: December 15, 2016, 09:53:26 AM »
As some of you will already be aware, David Acton of the Dagga Party, Gareth Pince, and another 18 individuals are currently in the Western Cape High Court right now challenging SA's cannabis laws. They've been in there since Tuesday the 13th and I'm happy to say things are going quite well.

I'll be updating this thread with the latest news on the case. Feel free to share any other news or your views

Holding greenthumbs :-meditate
 

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Re: High Court Dagga Trial - Updates
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 09:56:12 AM »
« Last Edit: December 15, 2016, 09:57:47 AM by 420SA »
 

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Re: High Court Dagga Trial - Updates
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 09:57:28 AM »
 

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Re: High Court Dagga Trial - Updates
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 01:58:50 PM »
I feel Judge Davis will be in favor of cannabis using citizens rights. This old interview gave me some hope that his judgement will go our way -
 

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Re: High Court Dagga Trial - Updates
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2016, 01:28:58 PM »
Government Evidence Weak in Legal Dagga Court Case - Below The Lion

https://btl.co.za/evidence-weak-legal-dagga-court-case/
 

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Re: High Court Dagga Trial - Updates
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 09:25:40 AM »
Government Evidence Weak in Legal Dagga Court Case - Below The Lion

https://btl.co.za/evidence-weak-legal-dagga-court-case/

Still awaiting the verdict from the panel. Hoping this comes in early Feb, but may take as long as March.

Some interesting info is that one of the lawyers on the panel, used to be a human rights lawyer who defended Prince in court when he was first arrested and charged with possession (think it was maybe 1 plant they found in his garden). This to me highlights something very positive. That and the fact the state brought absolutely nothing to the table to justify why the plant must remain illegal is possibly the nail in coffin we needed.

I would be very surprised if the state, or any applicant in the matter would be able to provide anything scientific or medically confirmed that could hinder this. The only thing keeping it illegal is the fact there is an archaic law, which was not put in place because of health related reasons. The fact some scientists/doctors still refer to this to back up their opinion shows how ignorant some of them are. Possible interests in pharmaceutical companies.

Anyway, things are changing, the world is changing, and governments can only drag their feet for so long before something needs to be done. Unfortunately its going to go down to the constitutional court, and no doubt the state will appeal etc etc. The fact that the schedule moved from 7 to 6 highlights a shift in thinking, and confirms theres medical benefits, which should play right into our hands when it comes down to self medication being a human right.
 

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Re: High Court Dagga Trial - Updates
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 02:04:38 PM »
Government Evidence Weak in Legal Dagga Court Case - Below The Lion

https://btl.co.za/evidence-weak-legal-dagga-court-case/

Some interesting info is that one of the lawyers on the panel, used to be a human rights lawyer who defended Prince in court when he was first arrested and charged with possession (think it was maybe 1 plant they found in his garden). This to me highlights something very positive. That and the fact the state brought absolutely nothing to the table to justify why the plant must remain illegal is possibly the nail in coffin we needed.

As swazigh pointed out in his post abov e. Judge Dennis Davis is one of the judges in this case and judging by the discussion on Judge Davis' show and by the questions judge davis asked in court. He seems to be leaning on the side of legalisation. Decriminalization at least...

Here's the other two parts from that discussion



 
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Re: High Court Dagga Trial - Updates
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2017, 02:36:06 PM »
Thanks for that, I think I stand corrected. Trying to find the previous link between Prince and Davis, im sure there was one.
 

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Re: High Court Dagga Trial - Updates
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2017, 11:53:58 AM »
It's been confirmed that Judge Davis will be handing down judgement this Friday 31st March!!!

I'm not religious but I feel like praying now :-bow
 

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2017, 09:11:27 AM »
Judgement is expected at around 09h30 this morning
 

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Re: High Court Dagga Trial - Updates
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2017, 10:24:07 AM »
Western Cape High Court rules that can cultivate, possess dagga at home. Parly must change laws that relate to prohibition @News24
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2017, 10:37:39 AM »
I wonder what will be accepted quantity to grow at home.
 

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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2017, 10:50:57 AM »
WWoooohhhooooo! Finally!
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2017, 10:58:39 AM »
Life just got better!