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MardiGrass passes around its program


ENTHRALLED: The entranced crowd at the Nimbin MardiGrass Hemp Olympix. Protest THE MardiGrass Parade is the main event for the 25th consecutive annual Rally for Cannabis Law Reform and begins at the exit of the western car park, across the road from the Community Centre Market. Led by the Widjibal Elders of the Bunjalung Nation, with children holding the Koori flag, the parade will make its way south along Cullen street to the Police Station where it will turn left and head down past the Greenbank into Sativa Stadium for the Cannabis Law Reform Rally, speeches and MardiGrass Float Prize presentations. Educate The international line-up of speakers at this year's HEMPOSIUM includes Dr David Bearman who first spoke at the 2015 Hemposium. This year he will talk on the topic of Cannabis and cancer, as well as exploring why cannabinoids work for PTSD, ADHD, and Endocannabinoid Deficiency conditions. Dr Bearman is one of the most clinically knowledgeable physicians in the U.S. in the field of medicinal marijuana. Sita von Windheim first attended MardiGrass in 2010. This year Sita will provide a root extraction demonstration, as well as share the benefits and use of Cannabis infused suppositories. From Canada, come Robert Laurie, lawyer, writer and speaker. He is a former Board Advisor to the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD). For the 2017 Hemposium, Rob will talk about the importance of the Canadian Charter of Rights to Cannabis legalization in Canada, and explore whether Australians need a Charter of our own. Returning to MardiGrass 2