On Trial South Africa is one of the first country in the world where cannabis use was banned, back in 1908. Their main reason: to get more control over cannabis users, mainly black Africans and Indians at that time. Now, over 100 years later, the Dagga Couple is fighting for legalization. Check out this Cannabis News Network report!
Around 3 million people are using cannabis in South Africa, but Dagga, which is the local slang for cannabis, remains a schedule one ‘drug’ alongside heroin. When you get caught with cannabis your life can swiftly descend into hell, and this is exactly what happened to Myrtle Clarke and Jules Stobbs, the Dagga Couple. They lived ordinary lives as television producers, were smokers, and got arrested.
Cannabis News Network visited several locations in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city, to purchase weed and get an idea of its quality. The network also interviewed the Dagga Couple, who are preparing for a trial case, due to be heard in the Pretoria High Court in March 2016.