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Nimbin Hemp Embassy raided. Police confiscate medicinal cannabis, cash and wages the day before the 27th Nimbin Mardi Grass Festival.
‘What are you doing this weekend?’ ‘I’m going to MardiGrass.’ ‘Oh...’ MardiGrass – the very word elicits fear and loathing. If it comes up in conversation over latte at a Lismore cafe, people blink, look at their watch and leave.
Organisers of this year's Mardi Grass cannabis law reform protest in Nimbin believe they may finally have something to celebrate. With states across Australia introducing legislation to allow for medicinal cannabis, the annual pot protest is expected to be a major case of 'we told you so'.
Nimbin MardiGrass organisers have hailed this year’s event a success despite heavy policing on the roads in and out of the village.
Medical-cannabis campaigners have slammed the increasing use of roadside saliva testing by police on the north coast and across the state to fight illegal drug use, saying the devices used are inaccurate and having negative impacts.