We had the privilege and pleasure of getting together with Jules from the Dagga couple to discuss there plans for 2019 and let us in on exactly what the movement means to them. Here’s what Jules had to say to us;
- Why is the movement so close to your heart ?
The movement has become close to our hearts because we always finish what we set out to do. We has no idea the challenge would take over 8 years so we have resigned ourselves to the fact that we’ll be doing this for years to come. As our fridge magnet says – “If you can’t get out of it, get into it with everything you’ve got.
2. How did the both of you become so involved in the movement ?
We were arrested and charged with dealing in drugs. Cannabis isn’t a ‘drug’ and we are not criminals so we sued the government because it is our right to chose what we put into our bodies.
- For our readers that don’t know, What is your fight against legislation in South Africa all about ?
Everyone presumes we are dagga activists. In fact we are more like human rights activists. Our challenge isn’t about dagga medicine or hemp or fuel and fibre – it’s about sovereignty and cognitive liberty. The freedom to chose what goes into our bodies and the right to alter our consciousness and our way of thinking under the influence of weed.
- Where do you see your movement progressing in 2019?
There are many diverse groups forging ahead with research licenses, hemp licenses and medical licenses. Foreign interests are already in SA looking for a slice of the pie. The SAPS have been quiet during the last few months. We bet they are waiting until everyone has fields of weed and then they’ll come and hassle us all again. Remember, whatever you grow has to be for personal use, whether you are juicing, eating the seeds, building a house or smoking 10g of high grade every day. Thank you to Jules for allowing us to share her story and a BIG THANK YOU to the Dagga Couple and there awesome team for all there continuous hard work they’ve been doing to get this movement off the ground with legislation already implemented further progress from SA’s cannabis industry looks bright for the future.