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Dagga law will only be rectified by Con Court- Dagga activist

1 May 2017 2:29 PM
Acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane wants law enforced on marijuana users.

On Sunday, reports emerged that Acting Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane told his officers to continue enforcing the laws around the use of marijuana after government lodged an appeal against the Western Cape High Court ruling allowing people to grow and smoke marijuana in their homes.

Julian Stobbs, Director of Social Activism, Fields of Green for All says there is no change to the law yet.

The law will only be rectified by the Constitutional Court eventually.

Julian Stobbs, Director of Social Activism, Fields of Green for All

Stobbs says since the Western Cape High Court ruling his Facebook page received over 3000 'likes'. Stobbs says modern stigma continues to reduce marijuana users to criminals.

When the acting police chiefs say "we're going to double down and arrest people", i don't think they could double down because it's their cash cow.

Julian Stobbs, Director of Social Activism, Fields of Green for All

Stobbs says what's interesting is hearing reports of the judiciary in courts around the country not even bothering to prosecute marijuana users. He says the eyes of the police are not the same as the eyes of the judiciary.

The police base their wars on drugs on statistics and the only way they can get a statistic is to get a criminal record on somebody.

Julian Stobbs, Director of Social Activism, Fields of Green for All

This article first appeared on 702 : Dagga law will only be rectified by Con Court- Dagga activist


1 May 2017 2:29 PM