Court set to revisit old dagga legislation

Trial of the plant: Couple believe 1928 law should be revisited
The Citizen (South Africa)
Friday, July 14, 2017

A highly anticipated court case later this month will revisit a 1928 South African law against cannabis – with the aim of legalising the plant for various uses, including medicinal, industrial and recreational purposes. The case – titled “The trial of the plant” – will be heard on July 31 and was launched by Myrtle Clarke and Julian Stobbs, also known as the “Dagga Couple”. It challenges cannabis being classified as an illegal substance under the South African Drug and Drugs Trafficking Act. The Act lists marijuana as an “undersirable dependence producing substance”. Clarke pointed to 1 000 arrests a day, many of these young people.