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TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

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Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

The value of kindness taught at Wilsons Creek school

Wilsons Creek Public School has joined the Kindness On Purpose movement, which aims to teach children and teenagers how to be kind to themselves and kind to others.

‘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.

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Stories about "Ice":

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.

Ice, MDMA, GHB seized when car searched at South Lismore

Two people are due in court today charged after ‘Ice’, MDMA, GHB and cash were found in a car stopped in South Lismore.

Redefining drug use

Have you ever enjoyed a beer or a glass of wine? While for some religious groups it is banned, and I respect their choice, I also expect my choice to enjoy a glass of red to be respected.

Will the NSW government decriminalise drugs?

While the NSW government is launching an enquiry into the impact, use and response to ice (aka crystal methamphetamine) the real question is will they actually listen to the experts?

Drugs seized during search warrant – Northern NSW 

Officers from Richmond Police District have arrested a man following the execution of a search warrant in Goonellabah.

Further arrest by Strike Force Junor detectives – Lismore

A police strike force investigating the distribution of illicit drugs in the Lismore area has charged another man with drug supply offences.

Unlikely Kyogle trio faces trial over cross-border ice supply

Telephone intercepts discussing alleged cross-border drug runs to purchase ice in Queensland will be used in evidence against a Kyogle pensioner, a mother and her son in the District Court.

Drug ‘stigma’ led to tragic death of Byron man in hospital

A drug and alcohol expert who is a keynote panellist at tomorrow’s forum on ice in Byron Bay says stigmatising users of the drug ice is counterproductive to users seeking help.

Two Lismore women arrested for possessing ice

Two Lismore women have been charged with drug and traffic offences after being stopped by police in Goonellabah yesterday.

‘Dob in a dealer’ campaign targets ice scourge

A ‘dob in a dealer’ campaign targeting the manufacture, supply and use of ‘ice’ (crystal methylamphetamine) in the Richmond Local Area Command recently has given police more than 40 leads in their bid to crack down on the increasing scourge in the community.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes! People went to great efforts...

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of what Ian wrote in his...

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy kicky tanty. He’s laid bare...