Welcome to the Theatre of the War On Drugs
January 21st 2017
11am – 4.20pm in the Nimbin Town Hall.
Everyone is welcome and if you would like to contribute with medical cannabis healing stories please get in touch with the HEMP Embassy
Protest outside Lismore Court house from 9 am Tuesday December 6th to support those caught up in the net of “Operation Cuppa” which has impacted seriously on our tiny village with over thirty people busted so far.
OBAMA APPRECIATION MISSION from Nimbin to Canberra for December 1st joint session outside Parliament House. Nimbin’s HEMP Embassy is taking its infamous Obama banner and giant inflatable joint to Canberra for one more trip on what it’s calling an Obama Appreciation Mission . . . Read More.
The Mob [MardiGrass Organizing Body] Annual General Meeting at the HEMP Embassy, 51 Cullen Street Nimbin, 5pm Friday December 2nd 2016
Nimbin HEMP Inc Annual General Meeting at the HEMP Embassy, 51 Cullen Street Nimbin, 5pm Friday December 2nd 2016
HEMP PARTY Annual General Meeting at the HEMP Embassy, 51 Cullen Street Nimbin, Midday Saturday November 26 2016.
Are cannabis raids effective? [The Northern Star] Police cannabis raids on the Northern Rivers have been put under the microscope by law and cannabis experts. Last week, NSW Police drug squad and Richmond Local Area Command police seized 3314 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of $6.6 million during the broader statewide operation, Strike […]
The ‘war on drugs’ has failed, and Australia must change its policies [The Age] It has long been evident the global “war on drugs” sparked by then US president Richard Nixon about half a century ago is one of the most tragic and abject failures in the history of public policy. Rather than reduce harm […]
Petition: Give Dying Patients Back Their Right to Access Cannabis [Change.org] “I can’t express how disappointed I am with the Federal Government in their treatment of patients who use medicinal cannabis for control of serious and debilitating health conditions. The Federal Legislation passed in February 2016 was hollow victory indeed and Dan would certainly turn […]
“California was the first state to put civil rights and social justice first – this was not just about legalizing pot, this was about disassembling the largest justice failure our nation has seen in the past century.” Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform California, Nevada and Massachusetts vote to legalize recreational marijuana [The Guardian] Voters around […]
Health Warnings On Drugs Shouldn’t Be Provided By Police [Huffington Post] We have seen police in Australia and in the UK send out warnings about dangerous batches of drugs on the streets. Does it strike you as odd that these health warnings are provided by police? The reason this occurs in Australia is because there […]
Medicinal cannabis: New laws allow access for Queensland patients of any age [ABC] Queensland GPs will soon be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis for patients under new laws passed by State Parliament on Wednesday night. The State Government said the Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 provided a legitimate pathway for Queensland patients of any […]
Next Nimbin Medican Workshop October 22 [Nimbin Hemp Embassy] Nimbin’s next medical cannabis workshop will be held on Saturday October 22 in the villages Town Hall, starting at 11 am. “The more our Premiers talk about medical cannabis the more our phone rings,” says Nimbin HEMP Embassy president Michael Balderstone. “These workshops have proven to […]
Fewer police sniffer dog searches but most still don’t find drugs [The Sydney Morning Herald] The number of people subjected to sniffer dog searches by NSW police has fallen to a five-year low, new figures reveal, but the proportion where no drugs are found remains stubbornly high. Last year the number of searches conducted after police dogs indicated the presence of drugs […]
Student union to hand out drug-testing kits at University of Melbourne campus [The Age] University students will soon be able to check the potency and content of their party drugs, with pill-testing kits being distributed on campus. In what is believed to be an Australian first, the University of Melbourne Student Union will hand out kits […]
Final decision on scheduling of cannabis and tetrahydrocannabinols [Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration] The TGA did decide on 31 August “to enable appropriate, timely access to medicinal cannabis products for human therapeutic use”: ‘Fit and proper person’ test for medical cannabis growers [Echo Net Daily] The Turnbull government yesterday introduced legislation it says will […]