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Slice of life: ‘Cannabis calm saved me’

Today, I’m a weed activist. I’ve seen the injustice of really, really good people getting fucked by really bad laws

18.8.2019

SLICE OF LIFE: 'I was an ex-drug addict who used to battle with heroin and meth. But I started the Anti-Drug Alliance of South Africa about 12 years ago.'

Today, I’m a weed activist. I’ve seen the injustice of really, really good people getting fucked by really bad laws

. I know I didn’t end up doing it personally but I believe I helped in making it legal. My report was used during the Concourt hearings. When the judgment was made, we all started sobbing. We sat there on the bench and just sobbed. It was the best day of our lives. — Quintin van Kerken, cannabis activist from Pretoria, as told to Jacques Coetzee, the Adamela data fellow at the Mail & Guardian , a position funded by the Indigo Trust Jacques Coetzee Jacques Coetzee is the Adamela Data Fellow at the Mail & Guardian, a position funded by the Indigo Trust. Read more: Mail & Guardian

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