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Nimbin prepares for annual cannabis protest

The Ganga Faeries are gearing up for yet another Mardi Grass. Organisers of this year’s Mardi Grass cannabis law reform protest in Nimbin believe they may finally have something to celebrate. With states across Australia introducing legislation to allow for medicinal cannabis, the annual pot protest is expected to be a major case of ‘we told you so’. ‘Seems the hippies aren’t so stupid after all,’ organisers said. A feature of this year’s festival will be the screening of a locally produced documentary that was filmed during last year’s Mardi Grass gathering. The film was made in response to the ‘ludicrious’drug policy situation in Australia and particularly NSW. ‘The laws we have now are currently doing more harm than good and people’s lives are being severely disrupted when they come into contact with the criminal justice system,’ the filmmakers said. ‘The current drug laws are not based on fact, evidence or research and are based on a fear campigin imported from USA in the 1930’s called ” Reefer Madness”. The current debate on medical cannabis is slow and torturous, again people are suffering while policy makers drag their heels and won’t listen to the overwhelming research and evidence. The film, Reefer Madness 11 The people vs the law, provides a historical and current look at the war on cannabis in Australia. ‘The film explores medical cannabis, economic and social impacts of cu