The Dagga Couple scholarship has been set up in partnership with Fields of Green for ALL in remembrance and to celebrate the life of Cannabis activist Julian Stobbs who was murdered at his home on the outskirts of Johannesburg in an armed robbery in 2020. The incident caused shockwaves through the local and international Cannabis community and came as a huge blow to the movement lobbying and driving Cannabis legalisation in South Africa.
Julian Stobbs and his partner Myrtle Clarke, aka The Dagga Couple, are the founders of Fields of Green for ALL, South Africa’s first Cannabis legalisation Non-Profit Company. They made significant progress due to their well publicised High Court challenge to the constitutionality of Cannabis prohibition and spent many years creating an extensive social activism campaign seeking an inclusive Cannabis drug policy and the liberalisation of the plant.
As a Cannabis community we are deeply grateful to Julian and Myrtle for the sacrifice and commitment that they have made which allows many of us to work in the industry today. While Julian is missed by the entire Cannabis community, his name lives on and this scholarship is a humble tribute to an incredible human being who followed his heart and left a positive mark on our world.
Julian Stobbs - RIP - Lost but never forgotten.
This scholarship is designed for an underprivileged candidate who has a passion for and interest in working in the South African Cannabis industry. The course Cannabis Industry 101 takes place at our campus in Vereeniging, 40 minutes South of the Johannesburg CBD. The scholarship is for our 4 month course that includes a 1 month internship with placement provided and includes:
- Full tuition (3 months)
- All meals
The successful candidate(s) will need to cover their transport from home to the campus at the start and end of the course.
Please note that this is a challenging course and is designed for those disciplined and committed enough to keep focused and work hard. In your application you will be required to answer a number of questions about Cannabis so only serious applicants should apply.
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