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A Nimbin man who allegedly posted a video of his cannabis crop is back in custody. Photo Martijn flickr.com/photos/van_mij
A Nimbin man who allegedly posted a video of his cannabis crop is back in custody.
Photo Martijn flickr.com/photos/van_mij

A Nimbin man who posted a video of his alleged cannabis crop on Facebook is back behind bars after breaching his bail by getting stoned and posting about it on social media.

Although he doesn’t accept that it is his name, Peter Till appeared in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday, after being arrested earlier that morning at Nimbin for breaching bail.

Initially arrested on March 22 after posting a video showing some of the 512 plants seized by police, Mr Till was granted strict conditional bail on April 4.

He faces charges of cultivating a commercial quantity of a prohibited plant, two counts of possessing a prohibited drug, and supplying an indictable quantity of cannabis.

Some of his bail conditions, which were agreed to by his neighbour, were that Mr Till reside with his neighbour on Mountain Top Rd, to report to Nimbin police on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and not to consume drugs or alcohol unless it is prescribed by a doctor.

Police facts before the court stated on April 5, the day after his release, Mr Till allegedly posted on Facebook ‘Had heaps of cannabis in town today.’

Then the following day he allegedly wrote ‘I am showing on the record that i will not be doing bail. I handed a copy of the release of the person Peter Till to the Nimbin police. As I can not in good faith be the person and will not act for the person Peter Till I will not be doing bail.’

On Friday, April 7, police spoke to Mr Till in Lismore who allegedly told officers he would not be reporting on bail as he is not Peter Till.

At 8am on Tuesday, April 11, Mr Till was arrested behind the Oasis Cafe at Nimbin for breaching bail by failing to report to police on April 5, 7 and 10.

‘A major part of the prosecution brief is that police allege the accused has posted numerous photographs and videos of himself with his cannabis crop,’ police facts stated.

‘The accused is of ‘sovereign’ ideology and refuses to identify with a name and appears to be of the belief that anything he signs under the name of Peter Till is invalid and does not represent him,’ Snr Cnst David Sendt wrote in police facts.

As soon as he was led into the dock on Tuesday, Mr Till began talking (ranting) loudly and continuously, while Magistrate David Heilpern asked if he would like to apply for bail.

‘I didn’t agree to any contract at all,’ he said.

‘I have given the birth certificate back.’

‘To say that I’m a name or a word is lies and deceit.’

Twice more Mr Heilpern interrupted Mr Till’s ranting to ask if would like to apply for bail.

‘I’m not in your commercial religious practices,’ Mr Till said before continuing to express himself loudly.

‘This is your last chance if you want to apply for bail,’ Mr Heilpern said.

When Mr Till continued to ‘rant’, Mr Heilpern adjourned his matters until May 15 when he is scheduled to appear via videolink.

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  1. It’s just a plant, why can’t it be legal??? If treated like tobacco or alcohol, less people would use it and the black market industry would die out…

    Politicians need to start getting their act together and start using common sense…

    Let it grow and let our species enjoy it’s many benefits…

    Decriminilise marijuana!!!

    • Yes decriminalise but it won’t reduce the amount of people using it. In Colorado they have actually had a small increase in the numbers of people who have either used cannabis for a while or there new to trying it out of curiosity or because it’s now legal.

      You will find a lot of people who need it as a medicine will grow it them selves as it takes a lot of plants to make oil that is commonly used now by parents who have children with epilepsy.

      Then you have cancer and HIV patients and those like me who has an Autoimmune Disease known as Crohn’s Disease which has no cure and is progressive so it gets worse over time. It’s extremely painful and debilitating when it’s at it’s worst.

      There are treatments being medications and major surgery but they only manage the disease at best and narcotic painkillers only do so much and it’s also very difficult to find a doctor who will prescribe them.

      The only thing I’ve found that works is Cannabis Oil containing the cannabinoids THC-A (non-phycoactive) and CBD which relieves pain. I do however need THC also to have a treatment that works which helps reduce the inflammation that Crohn’s causes and stops PTS (PTSD-Post Traumatic Stress Disdorder) you can be traumatised by any major event or repeated events over time.

      You might have spent months in a war zone fighting an enemy and watching your mates BLOWN UP! Or witnessed horrific events as a member of either the fire fighter, as a paramedic, SES or a police officer.

      The police are only doing there jobs in this it’s the politicians that make our laws with a lot of police being supportive of cannabis being legal or at least that those that need it to treat there illnesses/diseases. They know 96% of people support the legalisation of cannabis but they can’t do anything except there jobs.

      Also here’s something you might find interesting.



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