Nimbin’s annual MardiGrass cannabis law reform protest and gathering has been postponed following the recent floods in northern NSW.

Traditionally taking place on the first weekend in May, the 30th anniversary event is now slated for September 16-18.

President of the MardiGrass organising body Michael Balderstone said flood damage to roads, land slips and the limited water were still taking a toll on the community. 

“It’s just too soon, so it will be a spring planting ceremony instead of a soggy harvest festival,” he said.

The organisers said most people involved in May’s event have confirmed their availability for September and asked people with photos or video footage from earlier protests to make them available for a historical display being planned for this year.

Balderstone added he hoped the Legalise Cannabis Party will get a big vote in the coming federal election, forcing “new PM Albo… to finally listen and we will be allowed to grow our own weed and the mean saliva testing will be scrapped in favour of sensible sobriety tests”.

Prior to launching Cannabiz, Martin was co-founder and CEO of Asia-Pac’s leading B2B media and marketing information brand Mumbrella, overseeing its sale to Diversified Communications in 2017. A journalist...

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