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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Nerves

Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state...

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Stories about "Medical Cannabis":

Canadians drop out of Casino cannabis farm venture

The proponent of a medicinal cannabis production facility near Casino, which launched its plans with fanfare in 2017, says it will continue despite the loss of its venture partner.

S Sorrensen’s Here & Now: Wanna buy some pot?

The big joint hangs over Nimbin's Hemp Embassy stall, an unfashionable big thing hanging in fashionable Melbourne's exhibition centre, where the venue is packed with stalls exhibiting everything to do with cannabis – or marijuana – or hemp – or whatever you want to call it.

Australia in world first cannabis trial

A world first study on the effect of medicinal cannabis has on adults suffering from chronic insomnia will be conducted by the University of Western Australia.

Nimbin MardiGrass – A celebration, almost!

After 26 years of running the annual Nimbin MardiGrass this year they are celebrating the fact that cannabis is finally being recognised as a medicine.

Medical-cannabis producer again locked up

North coast medical-cannabis producer and campaigner Tony Bower has yet again been locked up after police raided his home on Wednesday and charged him with cultivating cannabis.

NSW ‘still lagging’ over access to medical cannabis

The NSW Opposition is keeping the pressure on the Berejiklian Government to remove obstacles blocking access to legalised medicinal cannabis. Doctors and patients have repeatedly...

Government commits $2.5m towards growing cannabis

Southern Cross University teams up with Solaris Nutraceuticals to research potential benefits of medicinal cannabis.

Access to medical cannabis ‘deliberately delayed’

The NSW government is deliberately delaying medicinal cannabis applications from doctors for patients with terminal illnesses and other serious medical conditions, driving many into the black market to source the medicine.

Hemp farming tips follow legal medical-cannabis exports

An information day for farmers keen on farming hemp for its medical, food and industrial uses to be held in Nimbin early next month comes as the federal government moved this week to allow the export of cannabis-based medicines.

Restrictive medicinal cannabis laws see black-market boom

Despite the state and federal governments purportedly making medicinal cannabis legal, they have in fact created a web of rules and regulations so restrictive that accessing it is virtually impossible.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.