Nimbin's 24th MardiGrass starting today features a big lineup of celebrities and experts, including controversial broadcaster Derryn Hinch and actor Tony Barry, all urging reform of controversial cannabis laws in order to save lives and boost the country’s economy.
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.
Nimbin MardiGrass organisers are hoping the wet weather this weekend fails to put a dampener on the joint. They also hope the rain might slow down the expected police operation targeting drivers who may have cannabis in their system.
Police say 86 drivers were detected driving under the influence of a prohibited drug during Nimbin's annual MardiGrass festival at the weekend.
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