Man arrested for dealing dagga

A 35-year-old man was arrested by the PE Flying Squad on Wednesday evening, on charges of possession of suspected stolen property, dealing in dagga as well as possession of dagga.

Members of the flying squad followed up on information they received about dagga being sold in Central, Port Elizabeth.

The suspect’s residence in Annerley Terrace was searched and three laptops , four cellphones , a substantial amount of cash and seven bales of compressed hydroponic dagga weighing 7.403kg was seized. The value of the dagga is R350 000.

The suspect was arrested and will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Friday (17/02/2017).

3 thoughts on “Man arrested for dealing dagga

  • February 17, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    dagga is a drug and does damage to the person consuming it, no matter how you try to deny it. yes it might have medicinal purposes but if law changed and it is made legal it will not help.
    once again apartheid is blamed, this horse is so dead it should be buried. I mean really people, put all this apartheid business behind you and move on.

    • February 19, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      dagga is by no means a safe or soft drug or a medicine. and here again we have medical applications being used to support recreational use.
      Firstly, there is no such thing as ‘medical dagga’. This is a phrase coined by pro-leglizationists in an effort to muster sympathetic support from the public.
      Smoking ANY substance, whatever it may be is harmful to the human body. FULL STOP. other methods of ingestion also introduce chemicals in dagga that are not beneficial to the body. This is accepted medically worldwide.
      Let’s consider medical applications. however we have a major problem in the fact that people are claiming that they smoke dagga for medical reasons which for the reason stated above is impossible.
      If chemicals in the cannabis plant are isolated tested and made into medications proven safe for public consumption, then perhaps. and this must be done through the traditional processes.
      Some groups (such as yours i believe) of people are pushing for legalization under the medical banner have even stated that their aim in doing so is to eventually have dagga legalized for recreational use.
      And many who want dagga legalized for medical applications are attempting to bypass traditional channels altogether! Any potential medications must pass through scientific testing, the Medicines Control Council and so forth.
      If the matter is handled responsibly, recreational use is separated completely from the issue (which of course it won’t be as that’s what you guys are actually pushing for) and traditional routes for new medications are adhered to and decisions based on science and medicine and not opinion, emotion and anecdotal evidence then perhaps.
      So you see the problem in all of this. in fact, those legitimately looking for help in the form of these potential medications are being harmed by the very people pushing their campaign!
      There is no such thing as ‘medical dagga’ in of itself. This is just a phrase coined by pro legalizationists to give the impression that the whole dagga plant, which they in fact want to smoke to get high, can be used as medicine which is completely false.
      they are trying to push through the smoking of dagga recreationally on the back of potential medical applications.
      So no, dagga is not medicine at all. Can some chemicals in dagga be used to make medicines, perhaps. But this is a matter of science and should be handled through traditional channels and is not a matter of opinion, emotion or personal belief.

  • February 17, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Science informs dagga is a therapeutic plant. It interacts beneficially with our endocannabinoid system, when consumed in it’s natural (plant) state. Broadspectrum benefits from the Entourage Effect. Annual dagga mortality rate still at a steady 0. We don’t need protection from that.

    No thought leadership in the SA Police, enforcing this last apartheid law.

    References here: fieldsofgreenforall (dot) org (dot) za/expert-witnesses/

    Read the 369a-and-b-notice’s to better inform yourself regarding dagga.


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