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April 20, 2021

MardiGrass pulls them in

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Thousands of people from the region and around the globe again made the annual pilgrimage to the Nimbin MardiGrass at the weekend. Now in its 22nd year, the MardiGrass festival and cannabis law-reform rally is the one day of the year where cannabis lovers come together in solidarity to celebrate a much maligned illegal herb, despite a continued police operation targeting festival goers with drug swab tests for drivers and sniffer dogs, see story in Local News.

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Drug bus targets Nimbin festival goers

Police say 86 drivers were detected driving under the influence of a prohibited drug during Nimbin's annual MardiGrass festival at the weekend.

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Colorado’s legal cannabis gives MardiGrass a buzz

Cannabis law-reform campaigners, buoyed by the legalisation of recreational marijuana use in two US states and Uruguay this year, will highlight Australia's continuing prohibition 'nightmare' at this weekend's 22nd annual Nimbin Mardi Grass.

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