Meet the Dagga Couple who fought for cannabis use's decriminalisation

Meet the Dagga Couple who fought for cannabis use's decriminalisation

- Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke are known as the Dagga Couple

- The Constitutional Court has ruled in their favour regarding decriminalisation of cannabis use

- Julian originally comes from England while Myrtle grew up in KZN

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The Dagga Couple, the people who successfully fought for decriminalisation of private cannabis use, are Julian Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke.

As Briefly.co.za earlier reported, the Constitutional Court has delivered a landmark ruling in which it decriminalises the private use of dagga.

The ruling means it will not be a criminal offence for South African adults to use dagga in private or to grow the plant at home for private use.

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The couple began their long journey to the Constitutional Court after being arrested in 2010 for being in possession of dagga at their home.

Julian and Myrtle live in Lanseria, Gauteng. Speaking to citizen.co.za in a recent interview, Julian said he's originally from England but fell in love with South Africa.

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The former air traffic controller has been living in South Africa for 26 years and has a permanent residence permit.

Myrtle grew up in KwaZulu-Natal before moving to Johannesburg, where she studied for a fine arts degree at Wits University. She became a teacher before moving to England briefly.

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The couple now work in the film industry. They hope youths arrested for being in possession of cannabis will also have their 10-year criminal records erased.

Besides fighting for the decriminalisation of dagga, the couple love gardening, painting, and cooking.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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