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Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

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Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

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Cannabis benefits recognised but legal home growing still a pipedream

CBD oil will soon be available in pharmacies and a new study is investigating how cannabis helps sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease, causing local growers to question why they’re still unable to legally cultivate marijuana’s benefits at home.

Grow pot, pay tax, create jobs says Eden-Monaro candidate

Cannabis production and consumption is being legalised around the world. It is now time to bring Australian growers in from the cold and give them the opportunity to pay tax, use their knowledge and live legally said Eden-Monaro by-election candidate Michael Balderstone.

It’s not just about getting high – it’s about cannabis healing

It is all about healing and the Nimbin HEMP Embassy is bringing together speakers together to discuss the way in which cannabis can help people this weekend.

Six men charged following cannabis raids

Six people have been charged and 697 cannabis plants seized as part of raids across the northern rivers this week.

Call to cut red tape on cannabis ‘to fill the codeine gap’

Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm has called on the federal government to 'quit dithering' and cut the red tape preventing thousands of Australians suffering chronic pain from accessing medicinal cannabis.

Nimbin to host medicinal cannabis workshop

As California appears set to fully legalise cannabis in coming weeks, advocates in Nimbin are holding yet another workshop this weekend to educate people about the plant's medicinal qualities.

Hemp experts to spruik benefits of medical cannabis

A Canadian expert on medical cannabis is one of the keynote speakers at tomorrow's workshop on medicinal marijuana at Nimbin Hall.

Critics slam police cannabis claims

Police have been accused of inflating the value of cannabis plants seized during annual helicopter raids, and of taking 'medicine' away from sick people.

Govt under fire for pill-testing stance and roadside swabs

The state government’s hard-line stance against pill-testing at festivals and ‘propaganda’ over its controversial roadside drug-testing regime has come under attack following the latest police operation in which drivers in Lismore and Murwillumbah were charged after saliva tests.

Cannabis users to protest outside Lismore MP’s office

North Coast cannabis users will be protesting outside Lismore MP Thomas George’s office later this month as part of their continued opposition to roadside drug testing for cannabis.

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...