In a year that saw hemp foods finally decriminalised and some small progress on medical marijuana, the weekend’s Nimbin MardiGrass renewed its struggle for complete legalisation.
Twenty years after a Byron Shire artist, the late Geoffrey Williams, designed packaging for potentially legalised cannabis, organisers of Nimbin's MardiGrass are again seeing hopeful signs.
After 26 years of running the annual Nimbin MardiGrass this year they are celebrating the fact that cannabis is finally being recognised as a medicine.
There was smoke in the air at MardiGrass but not the sort I was expecting. My first experience of Nimbin was when I arrived there in 1973 as a teenager for the now famous Aquarius Festival. A haze of music and dope smoke wafted over the hills for a week. Click for photos.
VIDEO: The wet weather made it difficult for many would-be revellers to reach the Nimbin MardiGrass on the weekend but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm of those who did.
Hundreds gathered at the Nimbin town hall on Saturday calling for medical marijuana reform as the new NSW Labor leader Luke Foley said more action was needed. Mr Foley said a more ambitious approach was needed than the government’s planned $9... Read More →
The Greens have warmly welcomed supportive comments from NSW premier Mike Baird on the issue of the legalisation of the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The premier has given the green light for Tamworth Nationals MP Kevin Anderson to... Read More →
Australia needs to chill out about marijuana and take its cue from US states Colorado and Washington by legalising the drug, the north-coast based HEMP Party says.
The 21st annual MardiGrass and drug law reform rally at the weekend was as usual a most colourful affair with a loud message to legalise cannabis, especially medicinal use of it. Documentary Sharon Shostak