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Letter to Western Cape Dep. of Health

Tony from Hemporium standing in the first legal industrial dagga field in South Africa.

Tony from Hemporium standing in the first legal industrial dagga field of South Africa.

Michael Hawthorne <michael@hawthorne.za.net>
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 9:21 AM
Subject: Information regarding permit for cannabis research
To: Angelique.Jordaan@westerncape.gov.za


I would like more information regarding acquiring a permit to cultivate cannabis legally as was awarded to the Agricultural Research Centre.

Michael Hawthorne


Angelique Jordaan <Angelique.Jordaan@westerncape.gov.za>

Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 2:03 PM
To: Michael Hawthorne <michael@hawthorne.za.net>

Dear Michael

Thank you for your enquiry.

Apologies for the delay in replying, but please note that I was on annual leave from 29 March – 22 April 2013.

In South Africa it is a criminal offence to grow, sell, smoke or use cannabis medically and we do not have the authority to issue such a permit.


Kind regards
Angelique Jordaan


Western Cape Government

5th Floor, 8 Riebeeck Street, Cape Town

Tel: 021 483 3563
Fax: 021 483 6169
Email: Angelique.Jordaan@westerncape.gov.za
Website: www.westerncape.gov.za


Michael Hawthorne <michael@hawthorne.za.net>
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 2:48 PM
To: Angelique Jordaan <Angelique.Jordaan@westerncape.gov.za>

Thank you for the reply!

– Who has the authority to issue such or any relating permits?
– Are there any doctors in the Western Cape who support medicinal cannabis?

How is it then possible that a permit has been issued to the Agricultural Research Council?

See the attached court case which states that the Agricultural Research Council has a special permit from the Department of Health.

Also why has the Medical Research Council of South Africa not yet released any info after their public statement five years ago that they will do more research on cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Cannabis is now legal in many countries.
Cannabis is a safe alternative to tobacco and alcohol.

Cannabis causes apotheosis in cancer cell.
Cannabis stimulates the growth of brain cells.

It’s our basic human right to choose to ingest a natural non intoxicating vegetable. Cannabis does not become psychoactive until it is smoked or heated. Cannabis is the most important vegetable on the planet.

The only negative impacts of cannabis is prohibition that jail and criminalizes otherwise law abiding citizen.

Politicians who support prohibition knowingly support organized crime.

South Africa can end world hunger with gruel and cannabis milk which is both made with cannabis seeds and are non-psychoactive.

We the dagga culture of South Africa understand that cannabis threatens the oil, alcohol, tobacco, cotton and many other industries.

We are also aware that the prohibition of cannabis is unconstitutional and deny us our basic human right to a natural alternative that is safer to consume than our municipal water supply that is fluoridated by the Department of Water Affairs knowing that fluoride serves only topical medicinal application and becomes toxic once ingested.

Again abusing our basic human right to choose what to ingest into our body.

There are 44000 deaths attributed to tobacco in South Africa each year.
There has been no fatality attributed to cannabis.

Denying our basic human rights are also a criminal offence.
Attachement: sca10-097.pdf


Angelique Jordaan
Cc: “info@mrc.ac.za”

Dear Michael

Unfortunately I cannot answer all your questions as abide by the laws made by the South African National Government. I suggest that you contact the National Department of Health directly as the Medicines Control Council; that safeguards and protects the public through ensuring that all medicines that are sold and used in South Africa are safe, therapeutically effective and consistently meet acceptable standards of quality; is appointed by the National Minister of Health.

We also cannot answer for the Medical Research Council of South Africa, but have copied them into this e-mail.

Kind regards

Angelique Jordaan



Western Cape Government