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Cannabis Capital Celebrates Mardi Grass

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
AUSTRALIA'S cannabis capital Nimbin, in northern NSW, is celebrating its 34th Mardi Grass festival this weekend under the banner 007-Licenced to Mull.

Police arrested 15 people there yesterday, on day one of the three-day festival that attracts 10,000 tourists each year to the small but lush Northern Rivers town west of Byron Bay.

Ten charges related to possessing prohibited drugs, warrants and unlicensed driving were laid yesterday, as well, six cannabis cautions were issued.

The largest seizures of marijuana were 400g of cannabis and 159 cannabis cookies.

In NSW, the cultivation, selling and possession of cannabis is illegal.

In Nimbin, however, all three activities continue unabated under a high tolerance for cannabis, with the open buying, selling and consumption of the locally grown weed.

"We're here to support the Nimbin community hold this annual event by making it safe for everyone," local area commander Superintendent Bruce Lyons said ahead of today's bong throwing competition.

The main aim of Mardi Grass is to campaign for the legalisation of cannabis, as well as being an important community event.

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Source: The Australian
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I've heard about Mardi Grass, sounds like a bitching time. However, a bong throwing competition is not cool because you should never throw a bong dude.

Smokin Moose

Fallen Cannabis Warrior
Nimbin is a very cool place - a hippy haven. It's in northern New South Wales, just south of the border with Queensland. The air is tropical and lush. When you walk down the main street you meet people of all backgrounds, mostly stoners, and the stores are bedecked in rainbows.
Weed is easy to get and reasonably priced. You'll find mostly the sativas, with haze being a common theme in most of the strains. There is a pub and a fantastic stoner friendly youth hostel...platypus in the creek, kangaroos, parrots. Despite some arrests, Nimbin police are pretty cool when it comes to weed.
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