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It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

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Hand-picked beans make the best brew for Bangalow Coffee

Story & photo Melissa Butters Andy and Michelle have been serving up great coffee at farmers markets for 18 years....

A short history of our rail corridor debate

The debate over our disused rail corridor has long gone stale. It is acrimonious, ideological, and exhibits a strong tendency to avoid key points.

Learner charged after Bruns roundabout crash

A 16-year-old learner driver has been charged with a string of offences after a crash in Brunswick Heads on Tuesday night.

Australia Day Warning from your local SLSC

Surf Life Saving New South Wales has issued a warning to beachgoers to heed safety advice after a huge weekend on beaches, with heatwave conditions and large swells forecast for today.

Interview with Phil Manning of Chain

Phil Manning picked up the guitar at 15. He’s been playing now for nearly 58 years. This year, Chain play the Byron Blues Festival.

When the endless summer turns sour

Ben Mallinson was paddling for a routine right-breaking wave at The Pass when the dark-haired surfer suddenly cut across in front of him from the outside.

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ANTG begins commercial manufacturing of cannabis oil

The Australian Natural Therapeutics Group has announced they have been granted the first license in NSW to produce large quantities of medicinal cannabis oil for commercial use.

Rail trail debate

Geoff Meers, Suffolk Park It was good to read David Lisle’s comprehensive and reasoned discussion of the history of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail corridor....

No respect

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock Once again it’s that time of the year where we are meant to celebrate Australia day on 26 January. The day...

A window of trust

Baden Offord, Ocean Shores Wholeheartedly agree with Dave Rastovich’s spot-on letter regarding the value and benefit of The Echo, that it is a ‘trusted window’ (Letters,...

Conspiracy and pubs

Art Burroughes, Mullumbimby Regarding my article Conspiracy in the Pub becomes talking point (Echo, 20 January). How can we avoid falling foul of the growing tsunami of...