Cannabis Club South Africa
Cannabis Club South Africa was born out of a necessity to provide a means for Cannabis enthusiasts to acquire and trade Cannabis in a safe and secure manner in South Africa.
Cannabis is indigenous to Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, and its uses for fabric and rope dates back to the Neolithic age in China and Japan. It is unclear when cannabis first became known for its psychoactive properties; some research suggests that the ancient Indian drug soma, mentioned in the Vedas, sometimes contained cannabis. This is based on the discovery of a basin containing cannabis in a shrine of the second millennium BC in Turkmenistan.
Cannabis was known to the ancient Assyrians, who discovered its psychoactive properties through the Iranians. Using it in some religious ceremonies, they called it qunubu (meaning “way to produce smoke”), a probable origin of the modern word “cannabis”. The Iranians also introduced cannabis to the Scythians, Thracians and Dacians, whose shamans (the kapnobatai—”those who walk on smoke/clouds”) burned cannabis infructescences to induce trance. The plant was used in China before 2800 BC, and found therapeutic use in India by 1000 BC, where it was used in food and drink, including bhang.
The first written record of the plant in South Africa is by Jan van Riebeeck, who ordered officers of the Voorman to purchase “daccha” in Natal for trade with the Khoikhoi. The Dutch East India Company attempted to establish a monopoly on its sale, and to that end prohibited cultivation of the plant by Cape settlers from 1680. However, the ready availability of Cannabis in the wild and through trade with indigenous peoples meant that there was little profit to be made. Consequently, the prohibition was lifted in 1700.
The decriminalization of Cannabis in South Africa took place on the 18th September 2018 at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg with Chief Justice Raymond Zondo reading out what he described as a unanimous decision. In his ruling it was stated:
- An adult person may, [sic] use or be in possession of cannabis in private for his or her personal consumption in private.
- The use, including smoking, of cannabis in public or in the presence of children or in the presence of non-consenting adult persons is not permitted.
- The use or possession of cannabis in private other than by an adult for his or her personal consumption is not permitted.
- The cultivation of cannabis by an adult in a private place for his or her personal consumption in private is no longer a criminal offense.
He placed no limits on quantities that adults would be allowed to carry, consume or grow and said that it would be up to parliament to decide once a bill was drawn up to accommodate these recommended changes. The government has been given a period of 24 months to implement the landmark ruling’s findings.
Before prohibition against the plant was lifted in 2018 advocates pressured the government to modify its laws, which first restricted cannabis in 1922, to allow exemptions for medical use, religious practices, and other purposes such as the cultivation of industrial hemp which would create job opportunities as well as provide sustainable and low cost building materials for low cost housing to address the housing crisis.
Dagga (Afrikaans pronunciation: [/ˈdaχa/]), is the Afrikaans term commonly referred to for cannabis; it derives from the Khoikhoi word dacha, which was used by the early European colonial settlers in the Western Cape.
Cannabis is thought to have been introduced to Africa by early Arab or Indian traders. It was already in popular use in South Africa by the indigenous Khoisan and Bantu peoples prior to European settlement in the Cape in 1652, and was traditionally used by Basotho to ease childbirth. According to author Hazel Crampton, old Afrikaner recipes for teas and foods exist which make use of the plant.
Some South Africans are now finding that they’ve either grown too much Cannabis or they haven’t grown enough and are looking for a safe platform to either dispense of this excess Cannabis or acquire more Cannabis plant material or extracts to see them through until their grow is finished.
Are you wanting to join the best Cannabis Club in South Africa?
Soon you will be able to enjoy a safe platform to acquire and/or exchange quality Cannabis plant material and/or extracts with verified members. Please note that this is just a working model and there are no registered members as of yet nor are we accepting official registered members.
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Whether you are a someone wanting to learn more about Cannabis/Marijuana/Dagga, a patient with a medical condition where cannabis could help, or a veteran smoker, we guarantee you will feel welcome and benefit from this fresh approach to acquiring Cannabis in South Africa.
Our aim is to focus on accessibility without discrimination.
And in order for us to ensure that this new venture is successful we will have to verify each member as well as the Cannabis they have grown in order to ensure the strictest safety measures are put in place to protect the end user.
We proudly carry a wide range that has passed our high level of standards and comes with third party verification for peace of mind.
Our mission is to bring a new kind of awareness to the way we see and perceive Cannabis in South Africa through education, accessibility and our shared experiences.
Cannabis Club South Africa aims to be the first and last stop for those wanting to access quality Cannabis plant material and products from fellow South African Cannabis growers.
We will strive to be a successful community spreading knowledge about the many wonderful uses of this amazing plant we have come to know and love.
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