Marizka Coetzer
Journalist
3 minute read
17 Jul 2021
9:38 am

Anthony Karoly Smida: healing with cannabis

Marizka Coetzer

In 2015, Smida was again hospitalised and doctors wanted to amputate his leg when a lion appeared to him in a dream and showed him his medicine – dagga.

Anthony Smida, a herbalist at Together We Heal in Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Everyone laughed at “Gogo-Tony” when he told them about the dream he had of a lion leading him to medicine. When Anthony Karoly Smida ended up in hospital with a life-threatening illness, this lion not only led him to his healing but also to his calling, of healing others. “I was born a gypsy, an oracle by birth, and I never fitted in,” Smida says. “I have a strange family, my mom was15 years old when I was born, and my father 23 years old. “During a one-day pass from the army, my mother and father married because she was...