Ordinary Criminals: The Dagga Couple at TEDxCapeTown [Video]

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South African cannabis activists ‘The Dagga Couple’, Jules Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke recount their arrest on cannabis charges at their home in Johannesburg in 2010 and how it motivated them to challenge South Africa’s cannabis prohibition laws. Titled ‘Ordinary Criminals, their TEDxCapeTown Talk takes you on a journey from arrest, jail and bail to their campaign which has already set a precedent in South African law.

“As far as we know, we were the first talk on a TED stage worldwide to speak about cannabis legalisation(…)”

“As far as we know, we were the first talk on a TED stage worldwide to speak about cannabis legalisation. It was a great honour to be asked to talk and we’ll never forget the moment we walked out on stage. It was terrifying. No podium, no auto cue…nothing. We are hoping we get enough interest in out talk to be elevated to TED.com and really get our message out to the world” Jules let The Stoned Society know.

In 2010 Julian and Myrtle were raided in their home and arrested for Cannabis possession. Dubbed ‘The Dagga Couple’ by the SA media, they set aside their careers in the Film and Television industry to establish a non-profit company to support their Constitutional Court Challenge. Fields of Green for ALL assists fellow South Africans who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. This is part of the preparation for The Trial of the Plant set down to start in the Pretoria High Court in March 2016.

In 2010 Julian and Myrtle were raided in their home and arrested for Cannabis possession. Dubbed ‘The Dagga Couple’ by the SA media, they set aside their careers in the Film and Television industry to establish a non-profit company to support their Constitutional Court Challenge. Fields of Green for ALL assists fellow South Africans who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. This is part of the preparation for The Trial of the Plant set down to start in the Pretoria High Court in March 2016