Is The State Trying To Lose The Dagga Case?

8 days into the trial of the plant and the state has brought in the circus. We Summarise Prof. Nutt's cross examination.

8 days into the trial of the plant and the state has brought in the circus. The state’s advocate, for whom I wish not to even validate by name, has displayed an appalling charade of idiocy.

Professor Nutt, a world leading scientist, has taken the stand to provide evidence in relation to the harms of cannabis. Presenting a comprehensive study relating the relative harms of almost all drugs, Professor Nutt faced a comical and quite frankly embarrassing cross-examination from the state.

The professor was visibly gobsmacked.

In what can only be called frustrating foolery, the state’s advocate began his interrogation of Nutt’s evidence. In rather ironic fashion, the advocate overtly extended a rude welcome to the professor. Questioning the professor with an antagonising tone, the advocate tried to direct the evidence into the arena of doubt. Continually pointing the professor to the irrelevance of his evidence in relation to South Africa and its contextual mitigations.

The professor was visibly gobsmacked. The line of reasoning the advocate presented was just absurd and at times outright contradictory. The state leapt from point to point picking out vacuumed examples with poor understanding of the facts of the matter. My favourite instance must be the argument over Nyaope, which I think most South Africans know to simply be heroin mixed with a variety of carriers, most popularly cannabis. As the professor politely tried to point out the simple scientific absurdity of ARV’s and cannabis morphing into some hybrid super drug, the advocate cheekily chose this point to cross the line. “You are wrong.” He stated.

All in all it seems our state is attempting to lose this case.

I almost dropped my grinder. The audacity of the man was unintelligible. At first I had put it down to antagonising tactics. He had set the standard from the start but this was too far. The advocate’s idiocy could only be trumped by his delusional grandeur. At each point, no matter how obviously flawed, he would pick on a single, often semantic point and claim victory at Nutt’s concession of frustration.

The advocate for Doctors for Life was next in line. An advocate with religious views and little to no respect for logic. Willis, the lawyer, was intent on discrediting the Prof. ensuring utmost disrespect. At one point after adjournment, Willis can be heard muttering what “a moron he (presumably Prof Nutt) is.” Not by any ration an acceptable display in the courts. Further, a lowly advocate, sporting religious views and most likely a secret love affair with Barry Ronge, advocate Willis is clearly out of his depth, resorting to demeaning squabbling to ease his pain of embarrassment.

I could write on end about how the advocate is the lowest version of human, how he is the cancer that society must remove should we ever want to progress, but ultimately his existence is pathetic in and of itself. His views are so absurd and his arrogance so apparent, it wouldn’t surprise me if he arrives at the pearly gates and is sent on his way with the rest of us non-believers, for if he was truly a god fearing Christian man, he would never act as such in his profession.

However in light of all this horror, Proffessor Nutt stood tall and audibly laughed off some of the more ridiculous claims Willis made. Nutt went as far as to challenge Willis on the evidence Willis presented as it was “Not peer reviewed”. Another laughable offense by the state. All in all it seems our state is attempting to lose this case, through employment of seemingly illiterate lawyers, to the backing of religious zealots, the state is clearly not putting up much of fight.

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  1. Charley

    Can someone put together highlights of the trial – maybe like every Friday?

  2. RastaManZA85


    I firstly want to thank you for this article as I’m having difficulty finding more info about the “trial of the plant”.

    I am a WHITE South African Male, currently going through the process of transformation through the writings and beliefs of True Ras Tafari (No, True Ras Tafari don’t only care about ganja smoking, our main goal in life is the WORD and WRITINGS of God/Jah, and to face the evils not because we’re arrogant, but because this is what GOD wants, and has been teaching us for millennia).

    I understand we’re all angry/hurt/annoyed about the way the advocates (who only worship money, lie and pass prejudice) handled this trial, but it’s definitely not your place to write an article, almost bursting at the seams with hatred – God tells us not to pass judgment, it’s not our place. Fine, the advocate was being a blind man, but it’s not our place to besmirch him in the eye of the public, he will one day have to make peace with the road he chose, and his money, delusions of grandeur & lies won’t fool the Almighty.

    The herb in our culture is holy (Gen 1:29 – 31) – this plant is referred to as the tree of life (from my understanding), so people who use it, need to be mindful and respectful of what True Ras Tafari use the herb for, we don’t smoke to get High and have a good time (that’s an added bonus), we don’t mix it with all sorts of chemicals and drugs, we use the herb to help establish a connection with Jah so that our eyes may be opened and so that we can CLEARLY hear what he wants from us on the road to Zion.

    Fighting for legalization of the herb is amazing, but do it in the right manner (which is prescribed to us in the Holy Book – Yes, the Bible), and God will help us… but throwing stones when you live in a house of glass is not the way God wants us to fight for His holy plant, nor for his Holy ways (by abiding to to His 10 commandments, etc).

    Ganja should also not be grown for greed, nor abused by smoking it just to get “high” – please bare this in mind going forward, as MANY Ras Tafari are also searching the web for info about what is happening in our country and we would like to read articles not filled with hatred, especially when reading about our holy herb…

    The sad truth is, many people (even preachers of The Faith) think by besmirching Marijuana due to their religion is okay, or by taking pride in their religion or being judgemental towards others when you know nothing about that person nor his circumstances.

    The problem is, these people might be blinded by the beast and think they’re doing the right thing, but in fact it’s achieving the opposite, we are told: “Grudges are forbidden, forgive to be forgiven…” – Don’t let the evils of the world consume your soul, listen to your inner voice, it’s always right, because that voice within you is God… Hence we speak of “I and I”, not myself and the Holy Spirit… I and I, we are one with God and He is one with us…

    One love.

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