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Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

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Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering, at Nimbin’s Town Hall from 11am till 4.20pm on Saturday, March 27.

HEMP Embassy president, Michael Balderstone, says, ‘We are really pleased to have Byron Bay’s Ananda Clinics director, Dr Jamie Rickcord, speaking in Nimbin for the first time’.

‘He has already made quite a name for himself on the north coast with his interest in developmental trauma and helping people move into recovery.

‘He is an authorised prescriber of medicinal cannabis and uses cannabinoid medicines frequently in his practice.

‘With him is Dr John Teh, founder of Brisbane’s PlantMed medical cannabis clinic.

‘He has been working within the industry since the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use in Australia in 2016.

Recently retired magistrate David Heilpern. Photo Jeff Dawson

‘Recently retired NSW Magistrate David Heilpern completes the trio.

‘He used to speak in Nimbin decades ago, and it’s a great pleasure for us all to be able to welcome him back on stage now he has derobed. He is outspoken in his criticism of the drug driving laws which he cites as a major reason for him quitting the bench’.

For more info visit The Hemp Embassy.

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