Planning meetings are underway for this year’s MardiGrass festival in Nimbin, with organisers urging volunteers to join them to help shape the program.

The annual protest for cannabis law reform takes place in Nimbin, NSW on the first weekend in May, with meetings taking place in the town’s HEMP Bar every Friday at 4.20pm until then. 

All five Legalise Cannabis MPs, along with colleagues from the Greens, will be be at MardiGrass to share their plans for change, while the event’s Hemposium will feature talks and panels about regulatory reform and “all things cannabis”. 

Musicians, performers, stallholders and volunteers should go to a Friday HEMP Bar meeting or click here for more information.

MardiGrass president Michael Balderstone said despite “half the north coast’s population seemingly on legal weed… we still have a long way to go”. 

He added: “We’re still not allowed to grow our own plants, and we’re still not allowed to drive. Even with a doctor’s prescription. It’s got nothing do with impairment, just about the presence of weed in your saliva, possibly from a joint days ago. Absolute bullshit bullying.”

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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