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Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

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Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just...

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

Reclaim Our Future koalas pay a visit to Federal MP

Today Extinction Rebellion Lismore will make sure the federal member for Page hasn’t forgotten about the black summer bushfires and their devastating impact on NSW’s koala population.

Cartoon of the week – 20 October, 2021

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Dr COVID

The other day I met a Mullumbimby doctor. As I used to live in Mullum and Mullum was in...

Privately owned, but still ‘sacred site’ – Nimbin church burns to the ground

Last night at around 9pm, St Patrick's Catholic Church in Nimbin burned to the ground.

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Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

Prescribing medicinal cannabis in the Northern Rivers

Northern Rivers general practitioner Dr Jamie Rickcord will deliver insights into his personal experience prescribing medicinal cannabis to local residents managing chronic health conditions.

Call for moratorium on cannabis arrests

Patient access to to the medical use of cannabis once again sparked protests following two police raids in Queensland. Set against a backdrop of legalisation of cannabis for both medical and recreational use around the world it appears to be a waste of taxpayers money.

Medicinal cannabis cultivation and research facility in the Northern Rivers

Council says there will be up to 100 new local jobs will be created at a multi-million dollar medicinal cannabis operation in the Lismore Local Government area.

It’s not just about getting high – it’s about cannabis healing

It is all about healing and the Nimbin HEMP Embassy is bringing together speakers together to discuss the way in which cannabis can help people this weekend.

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.

Drugs: call for no more ‘nanny state’

The weekend blitz targeting roadside alcohol and drug testing has highlighted NSW government laws that target the use of cannabis rather than its impact on driving.

Film premiere to headline medicinal cannabis symposium in Tweed Heads

A film exploring the challenges Australians face in trying to access medical marijuana is set to premiere at a major medicinal cannabis symposium in Tweed Heads in March.

(You can’t fool) the children of the prohibition

It’s official – most Australian adults use recreational drugs. In 2016 around 42 per cent of the population used alcohol weekly or more often and 10 per cent used cannabis.

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.