We’re planning MardiGrass like there’s no Corona! What else are we supposed to do? And who knows what will be happening on the first weekend in May this year. If Corona is loose we’ll go virtual or minimal or whatever is allowed. Maybe you’ll have to have the jab to be allowed in! God only knows what they have in store for us.

But we have to protest. Somehow. It’s all just too ridiculous. Does the Hillsong Church really support a war on the best pain killing plants in the Creation?

America consumed an amazing 67% more legal weed last year than the year before. About $18 Billion worth, $7 Billion more than in 2019. Medical pot is legal in 37 states with 15 states also legal for all adults.

Most states declared cannabis an essential product during the pandemic. Online ordering and curbside pickup is booming. Mental health and covid stress were overwhelmingly the main reasons people gave for using more pot.

But here Downunder, where the police get to have the final say on drug policy, it seems we ignore the experts who continually recommend decriminalising personal amounts of all drugs. And not just our police commissioner, who gets paid even more than the PM himself by the way, but Gladys the premier, and the opposition Labor leader, both sided with the cops against the appointed experts. Why even have an ice inquiry if we ignore the findings?

And how come the police have such power in these decisions when they have massive vested interests. Half their work and arrests comes from the war on drugs! Why not ask Big Pharma what they think as well?

So when our leaders are just not getting it we need to somehow do our best to get the issue on the agenda. You can bet your bottom dollar the professional Pharma highly paid lobbyists haven’t stopped working. It’s all about how much profit they can make out of our pain relief. The stakes are huge and the last thing they want to happen is we are allowed to grow our own medicine in our backyard. No one profits then. It’s off the Monopoly board.

Nimbin MardiGrass 2021

Performers of all kinds, artists and magicians, poets and musicians, please get in touch if you would like to be a part of MardiGrass 2021, May 1 and 2 this year. 

And Ubud drug free drivers, we want to hear from you. Anyone in fact who wants to offer whatever volunteer services or talent to the annual cannabis law reform protest and gathering, do contact us. If you want to be a Ganja Faerie, or have a market stall, or join Jungle Patrol, or simply volunteer and be part of it, please get in touch. If you would like to speak or share knowledge also…

All contact details are on nimbinmardigrass.com or visit the HEMP Embassy or phone 0266891842.
 
There is a good idea about the saliva testing roadblocks, we walk to MardiGrass this year. If you are concerned about losing your licence, do the trip on foot. Hitchhiking acceptable.

 

Michael Balderstone
President Nimbin HEMP Embassy & Aust HEMP Party
51 Cullen st, Nimbin, NSW 2480
0266891842 or 0472760236
hempembassy.net & nimbinmardigrass.com
australianhempparty.com
The law is the real crime!