News

Anyone for a big joint?

The famous Big Joint is carried during the Rally for Cannabis Law Reform and Float Parade.
The famous Big Joint is carried during the Rally for Cannabis Law Reform and Float Parade. Jerad Williams

The Nimbin HEMP Embassy is looking for people to don a Polite Force outfit and help carry Nimbin’s Big Joint in the Mardi Gras Parade in Sydney this weekend.

The HEMP (Help End Marijuana Prohibition) Embassy is sending its Big Joint to the hugely popular Mardi Gras to try and get the issue of legalising cannabis back on the political agenda.

“Obama’s support in allowing the medical cannabis dispensaries in America to get established has re-energised us here in Oz and we are keener than ever to get this issue onto the politicians’ desks,” Polite Force commander Max Stone said. “The Mardi Gras parade with its global television audience is the perfect arena for that, and a good warm up for our own rally on the first weekend in May, the MardiGrass, itself inspired by this event.

“Everyone seems to have forgotten that the “illegal drugs” we hear talked about all the time in the news are in fact the best pain relieving herbs from the plant kingdom. The war on drugs is long lost and the sooner we start treating pain relief as a health issue the better for everyone.”

If you want to be in the Mardi Gras parade in Sydney this Saturday night, February 27, or have friends in Sydney who might like to join the demonstration, phone the Nimbin HEMP Embassy on 6689 1842 or 6689 0326.


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Bluey good natured little fellow

FRIENDLY BOY: Meet Bluey.

Bluey needs love and a little training

Our lad done good amongst best anglers

Dylan Walsh, winner of the Wilson River Rumble

DYLAN WALSH wins National Bass Fishing Competition

Enjoy a barefoot belly-dance as well as a sketch

Stacey Walker and Sasha Fox from the Barefoot Gypsies look forward to Gypsy Nights to be held at their studio in Carrington Street on Saturday night. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Let The Barefoot Gypsies entertain you

Latest deals and offers

Great Green Cabaret coming for MardiGrass

ONE of the feature events at MardiGrass is the Great Green Cabaret tomorrow evening at Nimbin Town Hall.

Bluey good natured little fellow

FRIENDLY BOY: Meet Bluey.

Bluey needs love and a little training

Our lad done good amongst best anglers

Dylan Walsh, winner of the Wilson River Rumble

DYLAN WALSH wins National Bass Fishing Competition

Enjoy a barefoot belly-dance as well as a sketch

Stacey Walker and Sasha Fox from the Barefoot Gypsies look forward to Gypsy Nights to be held at their studio in Carrington Street on Saturday night. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Let The Barefoot Gypsies entertain you

Floating solar is key to our future

LCC Water and Wastewater manager Matt Torr, LCC Environmental Strategies Officer Sharyn Hunnisett and council consultant Michael Qualmann at East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant. Artist’s impression shows where a community funded solar project will be floated.

Lismore Community Solar is to take sewerage works off grid

Natty Rides Again with Marley and is ready to reggae

TOP COLLABORATION: Nattali Rize worked with Julian Marley on her latest single Natty Rides Again.

NATTY Rides Again is Nattali Rize’s latest single.

Prince Tribute this Friday

Prince

They are going to party like it’s 1999.

British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

Broncos prepare for Sharks

Defensive training session at the Broncos

Tough defensive session in preparation for Sharks game.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances