Happy 420 Day!
If you didn’t know it, today is 420 Day, an event celebrated world-wide for the love, recreational use and medicinal properties of cannabis.
President of the Australian HEMP Party and the Nimbin HEMP Embassy Michael Balderstone cannabis and isolation are old friends.
‘This is an ideal time to take a fresh look at cannabis law reform with the current pandemic making it very relevant to many people across the country. If ten per cent of Australians use cannabis regularly as is quoted, though who really knows, that’s 2.5 million people. It could easily be more.’
Mr Balderstone says maintaining cannabis supply across America and Canada has been deemed essential during the pandemic, along with other foods and medicines, and sales are understandably booming over there.
‘Cannabis is a perfect medicine for chilling out at home as many of us know. Alcohol sales are through the roof but cannabis will keep life much more peaceful for many who may well turn to booze if they can’t access their usual relaxant.
‘Health is the number one priority for Australian’s at the moment and we know pot would be extremely helpful in both CBD and THC varieties. CBD, or Cannabidiol, clearly helps many people with anxiety and stress and is now available over the counter in the UK, why not here?’
Mr Balderstone says cannabis is nothing like any of the other drugs it is constantly lumped in with. ‘Everything else is either processed or chemical, while pot is a dried natural herb. A gift from God, Scomo!
Australians should be allowed to grow and possess their own cannabis
‘Isn’t it time for an amnesty on personal cannabis use during the pandemic? It’s overdue for Australians to be allowed to grow and possess their own cannabis anyway, so why not start now?
‘And how about the “expert” committee that decides this includes people who have actual experience. Imagine the alcohol rules are made by teetotallers, thats how cannabis is currently treated.’
Mr Balderstone says to, is a special day. ‘Monday April 20 2020 is being celebrated around the globe as a kind of Thanksgiving Day for cannabis, probably the most useful plant on the planet. Only prohibited so others could profit from its exclusion from various industries.’
With lockdowns across the planet, the web will be full of 420 live broadcasts today, including one that started in the Nimbin H*E*M*P Bar exactly 20 years ago to the day.
For more details of what is happening on ‘FOUR 20 Day’ visit www.VirtualFOUR20.com
Mr Balderstone says plans are also afoot for virtualmardigrass.com to brightens peoples first weekend in May. ‘If you want to be in the Pot Poetry or HEMP Olympix events etc do get in touch.’
Fir more info, contact Michael at home on 6689 7525 or email [email protected].
‘If you don’t know about 420 weed day, it’s worth Googling it,’ says Mr Balderstone. ’It’s here to stay!’