This is what Julian Stobbs told me in 2011. He and his partner Myrtle Clarke had been arrested on charges of possession of dagga.
Well, seven years later, no one needs to look fearfully over their shoulder when talking about dagga, cannabis or marijuana.
Because, thanks largely to the “dagga couple”, the Constitutional Court issued a landmark ruling legalising the personal use of dagga. I still vividly recall how I, in the 1980s, as a court reporter, I frequented Court M at the magistrate’s court - the drug court as I wanted to see what “these oddballs using dagga” looked like.
Turned out they were quite normal.