The Nimbin HEMP Embassy and the HEMP Party with 4 new State Branches are revitalised with new enthusiasm, says President Michael Balderstone.
“The US Election results with Washington State and Colorado re-legalising cannabis after 75 years of prohibition is the best news for cannabis users in decades. There are now also 19 States over there with legal medical cannabis and now this even bigger step is causing ripples around the globe. On top of this great news we also have the NSW Inquiry into medical cannabis which we are urging everyone to embrace. Here is our chance to be heard and the more submissions the better.”
Recreational cannabis in Colorado will be legal to possess for people age twenty-one or older provided the amount is under 1 ounce. It will be legal to consume pot within a private residence, but not in public. Consumption will be permitted in a manner similar to alcohol, with equivalent offences prescribed for driving. It will be legal to sell cannabis provided the store has obtained a permit to do so, similar to alcohol laws in many states. Private non-commercial cultivation is legal up to six plants per person. Washington State will introduce similar measures.
In Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, or Washington State you can get medical cannabis. Just ring the mobile dispensary van or shop online and get it delivered by courier. Illinois will vote this month and several other states are rushing to ‘catch-up’.
“Our reinvigoration has MardiGrass meetings already happening and a draft development application has been lodged with Lismore Council to hold next years event in the HEMP Embassy backyard, or almost. “There is a natural amphitheatre behind the Embassy with plenty of space for music and the Hemp Olympix. We think it will be much better than trying to work around Peace Park and the new skatepark. This plan includes not closing Sibley street and starting the Sunday Rally in Peace Park. The police and council support the new plan.”
Two recent examples of Nimbin pot art reaching around the globe, the picture in the Guardian is from our protest in Canberra last year when Obama visited.
And a collage in the Huffington Post using the Big Joint.
Cannabis law reform rally and gathering, first weekend in May.