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

Anyone for a big joint?

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.


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