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.
A Nimbin man who allegedly videoed more than 500 cannabis plants and posted it on Facebook, and has repeatedly been refused bail in the local court, is seeking to be released by the Supreme Court.
A former professional dancer caught by police with almost half a kilo of cannabis was placed on a good behaviour bond after a court accepted he used the drug to treat ongoing pain.
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.
Lismore police have arrested a teenager on drug offences overnight after the car in which she was travelling tried to evade them.
Police yesterday charged two men and a woman after allegedly seizing drugs and firearms during a raid in East Lismore yesterday, as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of methamphetamine (ice) in the Richmond Local Area Command.
Police claim to have seized some $2 million worth of cannabis growing at a property at Ewingar, south of Tabulam, on Thursday.
Slinking past the door where a sign reads 'Cannabis interdit' (Cannabis prohibited) and crouching under the windows so as not to be seen from inside, a bloke creeps to a table tucked away in a corner of the deck.
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.
A north coast police operation to ‘seize and destroy’ cannabis plats has just wrapped up for another year, with police reporting the Tweed Byron area as having fewer crops discovered than the surrounding areas.
A man has been charged with drug cultivation and firearms offences after a raid on a property at Rappville yesterday.
A 36-year-old Coffee Camp man has been charged with growing a commercial quantity of marijuana after a police raid on his property on Wednesday.
Police have arrested eight people and seized two kilograms of marijuana and other drugs after Oasis Cafe and Perceptio bookshop were raided, in what they are describing as ‘an ongoing drug operation in the Nimbin area’.
North coast police are targeting producers of illegal drugs, with a significant meth haul in Bangalow last week and a raid on a marijuana plot near Casino on Tuesday morning.
People who believe they won’t be charged if they grow a few marijuana plants in their backyard may need to think again after local police actions this week.
Maureen McDermott, Alstonville. A visiting friend expressed a desire to see Nimbin so off we went. We had lunch, browsed the shops, bought some colourful clothing and laughed at the chickens.
Brian Lawry, Brunswick Heads. Last week I saw two police vehicles and sniffer dogs searching a car on its way to Byron. I assume with all the schoolies in town they would be looking for drugs, probably marijuana and ecstasy.
Police seized hundreds of marijuana plants and 20kg of leaf yesterday in a raid at Doon Doon they say was connected with illegal bikie gang activity.
Police have charged a man and woman with 46 counts of supplying drugs in the Clarence Valley region.