DAGGA

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Dagga prohibition needs to end

We need a rational approach, grounded in evidence, to growing, selling and consuming cannabis products

By GroundUp Editors - 15 October 2019
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“People feel betrayed”: small-scale dagga growers fear exclusion from legal trade

Part two in a series on the Pondoland dagga growers

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 14 October 2019
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Legalisation is killing our market, say small-scale dagga growers

Part one in a two-part series on the Pondoland dagga growers

Text by Christopher Clark. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 4 October 2019
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Dagga business in the open in Eastern Cape

For members of the Rastafarian community it’s an economic opportunity, but some want it shut down

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 31 July 2019
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“We want the right to carry cannabis in our pockets like a person can carry cigarettes”

Across the world, people march for decriminalisation of weed

By Ashraf Hendricks - 6 May 2017
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Understanding Judge Davis’s dope judgment

While a step towards decriminalisation, there’s a way to go before you can light up a joint without fear of arrest

By Safura Abdool Karim - 2 April 2017
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Dagga spraying: police ‘expert’ accused of bad science

Activists and doctors question ties to agrochemical firms

By Kimon de Greef - 5 May 2016
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Battle to stop dagga spraying

Activists take steps to prevent Saps helicopters destroying marijuana crops

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 20 April 2016
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Cash crops poisoned in Pondoland

Police helicopters spray marijuana plantations every year

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 7 April 2016