Cannabis on Trial, Fake Protesters and Arguments Against the Truth | Cannabis News Network

A report about the “Trial of the plant” in South Africa, doctors for life, fabricated protesters and excellent testimony of key witness professor David Nutt.

After seven years of preparing, the Trial of the plant is on its way.
Jules Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke are the driving force behind the Constitutional hearing to beat the cannabis prohibition in South Africa with facts.

This unprecedented hearing with expert witnesses in The Pretoria High Court lasts for a month and we are halfway. Their opposition is not only the state of South Africa but also from Doctors for Life, a pro- Christian alliance. A group of people who believe cannabis is as bad or even worse as heroin.

They tried everything to stall the hearing:

On their website they urge for international support to fund their legal Battle against the Dagga couple.

Because of the delays caused by the stalling‚ US oncology professor Donald Abrams‚ didn’t get a change to testify.

Anti-dagga protesters from KwaZulu-Natal‚ who are staying in a Christian rehab Centre, stood outside court from day one. Their protest posters and transport being paid and arranged by The Gauteng Department of Social Development.

Inside the courthouse, key witness of the case, Professor David Nutt took to the stand. Nutt is a psychiatrist‚ neurologist and a world expert in the comparative harmful effects of drugs. He worked for the UK government‚ but was fired in 2007 for telling the truth.

The Lancet is one of the world’s oldest and best known general medical journals.

Professor Nutt faced a cross-examination from the state and Doctors for Life advocate Reg Willis to show dagga was more harmful then Nutt had proven in his testimony. All Willis said and brought to the stand, Nutt cracked all his objections.

In the end of the hearing Willis called Nutt a moron (accidentally recorded). It seems that some people do NOT want to hear the TRUTH!

The trial of the plant continues until August the 25th.

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Cannabis goes on trial in South Africa

In South Africa your life can swiftly descent into hell when you smoke cannabis. This is what happened to Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs. They lived their ordinary lives as television producers, where smokers and got caught.

Cannabis goes on trial

In South Africa there are around 3 million people using cannabis. It is the first country in the world where cannabis use was banned and that was as early as 1908. The main reason; To control that part of the population which was using Cannabis the most at that time, mostly the black Africans and the Indians. Until today Dagga, which is South African slang for cannabis, remains a schedule one ‘drug’ alongside heroin.

Cannabis News Network visited several locations in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, to purchase weed. Consumers are often forced to buy substandard weed, grown on toxic mine dumps.

For the average consumer, dealers are the only way to get cannabis. Only the people with more money or better connections can afford to buy decent strains.

Nowadays Jules and Myrtle are public figures, known as The Dagga couple. They often appear in the media and travel around the world to garner support. In 2014 they visited the Cannabis Culture Award in Amsterdam where activists and cannabis idealists come together. Their story is larger than just South Africa.

For the last five years Jules and Myrtle have been preparing for a trial of the Cannabis plant. They will call on expert witnesses to proof their case. They started a crowdfunding campaign called ‘The Trial of The Plant’ in order to set a legal precedent in South African law.

Their case is due to be heard in the Pretoria High Court in March 2016.

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