Criminal charges against an activist duo who projected pro-cannabis images onto the Opera house and Sydney Harbour Bridge are expected to be finally dropped tomorrow, almost two years after they carried out the stunt.

Alec Zammitt and Will Stolk, who have made a habit of delivering high-profile pro-cannabis messages, said they have been told charges will be formally withdrawn at a court hearing tomorrow.

They will attend Sydney Downing Centre Local Court where lawyers representing the pair are expected to make an application for costs following formal withdrawal of proceedings.

Zammitt and Stolk said they have spent A$15,000 fighting the alleged offences since first being charged. They thanked lawyers at Sydney Criminal Lawyers for fighting their corner.

The duo, who operate under the banner ‘who are we hurting?’, were arrested and charged on April 20 2022 in a room at the Park Hyatt hotel, which has direct views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Zammitt and Stolk used high-powered laser beams to project pro-cannabis messages onto the landmarks. They faced multiple counts of distributing advertisements, for which they pleaded not guilty.

The charges carried a maximum penalty of a $1,100 fine.

Legalise Cannabis MP Jeremy Buckingham is expected to attend tomorrow’s hearing.

Steve has reported for a number of consumer and B2B titles over a journalism career spanning more than three decades. He is a regulator contributor to health journal, The Medical Republic, writing on...

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