We were delighted with the response to the launch of our Non Profit Organisation in Johannesburg last week. An incredible cross section of the cannabis community had an excellent evening of networking and a chance to catch up with developments on the Dagga Couple’s legal front.
Invited speakers included Paul-Michael Keichel representing Schindlers Attorneys. Schindlers have made it known that they intend representing the DC all the way to the steps of the Constitutional Court at an incredibly discounted rate. We’ve been in consultation with this established firm of experts for many months. It was actually a department of Schindlers who drew up the registration papers for Fields Of Green For ALL last year. It didn’t take long for news to get round Schindlers office that the DC were in the hood and to cut a long story short, weeks later they decided to represent us at the highest level.
Another Schindlers Attorney Kyle Torrington unveiled our plans to start a national network of cannabis sympathetic lawyers.
The idea is to launch South Africa’s first ‘dagga insurance’ called Bail Me Out.
For a R150 month subscription to the Green Network, you’ll download an app to your phone which you load with your details. In the event of you getting arrested, activate the app, the nearest lawyer will be notified and will offer a discount on bail and your first court appearance. Bail Me Out will launch soon.
Adv. Robin Stransham-Ford was also invited to speak. Adv. Stransham-Ford has been advising us on numerous legal matters and his story is nothing short of extraordinary.
A year ago western medicine had all but given up on his prostate cancer. He decided to try concentrated cannabis oil in aggressive doses and we are delighted to report, in the last year his PSA count has reduced from 200 to 0.9. He is, as he says, ‘not dying of cancer, but living with cancer’.
His interest in our case stems from his interest to have dagga legalised for cancer treatment, and as an Advocate in practice, with huge doses of THC in his system, eyebrows were certainly raised at his admission to our audience. We live in interesting times.
During the afternoon prior to the launch we were fortunate to have a skype call with Hon. Mario GR Oriani-Ambrosini. Inkatha Freedom Party. We showed an edited version of Dr. Ambrosini’s conversation to our audience on the night. Dr Ambrosini outlined his plans to table a Bill in parliament called the ‘Medical Innovation Bill’ at the 2014 opening of Parliament. This was big news indeed. His admission that he was also using cannabis to control his inoperable lung cancer was poignant.