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As governments continue to dither over medicinal cannabis, and as the NSW police continue to wage war on cannabis users with roadside drug testing, the Nimbin Hemp Embassy is continuing to provide information to the growing number of people turning to the herb for their medication.

The Embassy is holding another of its medical cannabis workshops tomorrow at the Nimbin Bush Theatre from 11am to 4.30pm.

The workshop will feature special guest, Carol Ireland, who chief executive officer of Epilepsy Action Australia and a member of the Federal Governments Medical Cannabis Advisory Council.

Organisers are also hoping to have a panel of a panel of parents of epileptic children using cannabis.

Other speakers include Dr Deb Waldren on healing with Cannabis; Michael Stoopman and CBD; Luke on his extraordinary tumour healing; Zane Archer on the importance of nutrition also; Andrew Kavasilas on the latest from the govt’s dilemma; Toney Fitzgerald on treating his cancer; Weeded Warriors on PTSD and Radic Al on how to make it.

Hemp Embassy president Michael Balderstone said the workshop would be the first held since Mardi Grass.

‘Word of mouth and the government telling people it’s now legal has caused an explosion of interest in the last year,’  Mr Balderstone said.

‘The ridiculous hoops the state and federal governments are asking doctors to jump through are stopping it happening legally on any scale but that doesn’t stop people seeking it out on the black market.’

‘It’s tragic the authorities can’t see their way to calling some sort of amnesty on genuine medical cannabis suppliers who are risking so much every day now across the country.

‘The evidence is overwhelming but still Big Pharma, who runs the show, insist on pot doing their double blind placebo trials. Anything to hold it back. Epileptic children on placebos is about as sick as it gets, with every seizure doing brain damage.’

Mr Baldestone said it was expected that Dr Andrew Katelaris and Tony Bower from Mullaways Medicinal Cannabis would also be attending the workshop.

‘Anyone who wishes to talk and share their experience please come along or contact the HEMP  Embassy  on 0266891842,’ he said.



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  1. Thanks to all trying to help rather than hurt people for opposition profits, especially Michael Balderstone!

    Overseas dispensaries and labs are far ahead of BIG pHARMa, without such backwards control.

    California, with a population twice the size of Australia, set Medical Dispensaries in place over 20 years ago, and are now going legal for all use, like Canada, without any BIG pHARMa control at all!

    We are over 20 years behind this in Australia, and still only looking to have BIG pHARMa in full control, with heaps of unneeded ignorant paperwork and blocks. Even legal medical use is still open to arrest of drivers without any impairment.
    This is ridiculous!

    Commonwealth Canada is going fully legal at the Fed level for all use of this remarkable plant, and the USA is moving that way too.

    There is no reason for Commonwealth Australia to be so far behind, which hurts and kills citizens and govt funds for opposition profits, as dumb stupid as.

    It is past time to allow truth for all, not lies for opposing profits to a few, in Australia.

  2. When I was 18 a Dr Steve Allen i think was his Name, from The Royal Newcastle Hospital at Newcastle near the Beach was using this as a treatment .
    Then as a Trial Was offered ,but me not wanting to get into anything that may latter have problems I passed on it But the Trial proved very interesting as It worked on 65 % of the users.
    That was 52 years back so this chap was ahead of his time


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