This book is t intended as a comprehensive take on dagga, aka cannabis, marijuana, bhanga, ganga, pot, zol, weed, etc., but as a conversation piece. It is, as a pocket book, simply a brief overview. Its hope is to provide a background to dagga in South Africa and, by putting all the dope into one joint, so to speak, ignite debate on emerging issues such as licensing, legalisation and taxation.
Hazel Crampton is the author of The sunburnt queen (Jacana, 2004) and coeditor of Into the Hitherto unknown: Ensign Beutler's expedition to the Eastern Cape, 1752 (Cape Town: Van Riebeeck society, 2013) and The side of the sun at noon is her third book (Jacana, 2014). Dagga: A short history is her 4th book. Hazel is an artist and she lives in Grahamstown.