Smokers brave the cold to march for full legalisation of marijuana

A group of marijuana supporters, led by Jeremy Acton, marched through the CBD in support of legalisation of the plant.
Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton, centre, holds a briefing with the marchers in Darling Street.

A group of people from around the city who are in support of the full legalisation of marijuana braved the cold on Saturday May 7 to join the global cannabis march.

The march was organised by the Dagga Party, with leader Jeremy Acton leading the peaceful march through the CBD to parliament, followed by clouds of smoke.

In a briefing before the march, Mr Acton told the small crowd that they were demanding the inclusion of all citizens equally – not just rich and corporate growers, while ordinary people get policed.

Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton

He said every person should be permitted to cultivate at least 25m x 25m minimum so that it can become a viable production economy. “Cannabis is not only about smoking. It has the most nutritious seed on earth, and its biomass (fibres and cellulose) can boost industry and manufacturing, and enable cheaper petrol. Tourism and medical tourism could also substantially benefit from full legalisation.”

Neil Phyfer from Bothasig and Sista Vee from Red Hill in Simon’s Town came out in support of marijuana.
Darren Lewin from Retreat; Dean Boyce form Grassy Park, Gary January from Strandfontein and Rafeeqah Davids from Grassy Park
David Smith from Capri Village
Nico Reinecke and Heinrich Du Preez, both from Bellville
From left are Gustav Lottering; Christian Engelbrecht, Grant Lottering and Jaden Hudson, all from Eersteriver.
Nduka Ofocheb, Charlton Kamfer, Malik Ofecheb Jean Pierre Kamfer, all from Eersteriver
Nadia Du Ploy from Parow, Clint Klein from Strand and Danika Annandale from Stellenbosch
Sherri Andreas from Wynberg with Kylie Adam from Atlantis
Rus Levi with little Zakai, 3, on his shoulders.