By Published On: February 25, 2021Categories: Events

11am – 4.20pm
Saturday 27 March 2021
Nimbin Town Hall, Cullen Street, Nimbin



Nimbin’s HEMP Embassy hasn’t held one of its popular educational MEDICAN gatherings in over a year and reckons time is up. 

“It’s just a one day gathering in the village Town Hall but with three major speakers. Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and an ex magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules. It should make for excellent listening,” says Michael Balderstone, HEMP Embassy president.

We are really pleased to have Byron Bay’s Ananda Clinics director Dr Jamie Rickord speaking in Nimbin for the first time. He has already made quite a name for himself on the north coast with his interest in developmental trauma and helping people move into recovery. He is an authorised prescriber of medicinal cannabis and uses cannabinoid medicines frequently in his practice. He is also trained as a psychotherapist and is actively developing the major role cannabinoids and psychedelics have in the next paradigm of mental health treatments.

With him is Dr John Teh, founder of Brisbane’s PlantMed medical cannabis clinic. He has been working within the industry since the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal use in Australia in 2016. His presentation on the endocannabinoid system we are all walking around with every day should be compulsory for all doctors and will be one day.

Recently retired NSW Magistrate David Heilpern completes the trio. He used to speak in Nimbin decades ago and it’s a great pleasure for us all to be able to welcome him back on stage now he has derobed. He is outspoken in his criticism of the drug driving laws which he cites as a major reason for him quitting the bench.

This MEDICAN is in Nimbin’s Town Hall and plans to start at 11am and finish at 4.20 on Saturday March 27. Admission is free with donations appreciated.

For more info email or phone the HEMP Embassy 66891842

Anyone using medical cannabis who would like to tell their story on the day should contact the HEMP Embassy…. phone 02 66891842 or email