Nimbin MardiGrass 2004

Cannabis Law Reform Rally


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HELP END HEMP PROHIBITION

There are a lot of us who’d like to see the cannabis laws thrown out. There is a much better financed mob who’d like them to stay the same, or be made harsher.

Studies looking for positive cannabis attributes don’t get the funding priority that studies looking for harmful effects do. Add to that the number of people who think that any further relaxation of social mores will cause the collapse of life as they know it, and the opportunists prepared to exploit such fears, and you begin to see the difficulty we have of making any headway in the current socio-political environment.

This is not said for negativity. It is said as a measure of the long term determination we must have to one day see an end to the demonisation of herbs, and in particular, cannabis.

There is no wrong or evil in smoking cannabis that justifies fines and imprisonment, or the humiliations of searches and nights in watch-houses.

Fat and sugar have dangers, so cannabis must have some of some sort surely? Well you might think so, and many do, so why is it that no-one can prove it does any specific harm? Every study seems to have a disagreeing counterpart. They can’t even prove that cannabis impairs driving skills. Some studies claim an improvement.

Unfortunately, the anti cannabis position has become part of right wing social dogma, and with that status you need something big to change it.

While we mightn’t expect cannabis laws to change in a positive way soon, we should not stop trying to change, nor cease to oppose such laws.

Hopefully, you too will continue to oppose stupid laws of any kind, and strive for a dignity that does not depend on status, wealth, or the diminishment of others.

Join us every May to celebrate your kinship with the rest of the Harmless Herb Smoking Earthlings.

We will continue to fight ignorance, prejudice, and warped ideology. We will continue to hold the most peaceful festival around to demonstrate the positive side of cannabis, and protest against criminalised cannabis.

You are welcome to come and help.


Written just after the 2004 XII MardiGrass

Well, another MardiGrass over, another fantastic MardiGrass, and the thing that makes it special is the enormous number of people who come with good hearts, not only to have a good time, but to show the world just how peaceful, well behaved, organised, creative and talented pot users can be, that they are nothing to fear, and that pot is nothing to fear.

Thank you to all those people who worked hard to make it possible, especially the volunteers who came from all over the world, and spent their time at MardiGrass helping us to make it work, as well as enjoying the entertainment. It is a privilege and a humbling experience to see the effort put in by people who had been strangers the day before, and who often worked above and beyond the call, and then turned up for more.

Thank you to all those who came, contributed, and enjoyed.

Through your participation and attendance, the MardiGrass Organising Body and the Hemp Embassy will continue to fight for saner drug laws, while also trying to generate a better understanding of cannabis and cannabis users in general.

The music this year was the best ever, and bands from all over the country came to help our cause, for their costs alone. Speakers, musicians, performers, growers, and athletes all contributed their best, while parking, sanitation, and Jungle Patrol did likewise. The level of co-operation and the collective sense of purpose was very empowering. It shows us all what we can do when we put our hearts into it.

I want to thank you all for humbling my normal cynicism.

DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!


2004 Nimbin Cannabis Cup Results

-The 2004 Winners were-
Overall Winner: Raindow Dreaming,
Outdoor Local: Raindow Dreaming
Best Indoor: Bubbleberry X bubblegum

The winners of last years CC (2003 ) were,
Overall Winner: Jack Flash,
Outdoor Local: Jack Flash
Best Indoor: Bubbleberry X bubblegum.

Same growers both years winning first and second.

2002 overall winner was Bubbleberry, Indoor.
2000 and 2001 overall winner was Bushman, outdoor.


IX HEMP Olympix Results
EVENT  
PLACE
ATHLETE PERFORMANCE COMMENT/S
Joint Rolling Speed Roll
1
Bob <30 seconds Au favourite
   
2
Aaron   UK surfer
   
3
Nina   Au goddess
   
     
  Blindfold
1
Nina 35 seconds Au
   
2
Smurf   Au
   
3
Bob   Au
   
     
  Adverse
1
Bob   Au
   
2
Smurf   Au
   
3
Nina   Au
   
     
  Artistic
1
Bob   Au
   
2
Eardrum   Au
   
3
Vincent   Fr
   
     
Bong Throw Womens
1
Celeste 27 metres  
   
2
Cassandra 25 metres  
   
3
Lara 23 metres  
   
Daneke 23 metres  
   
     
  Mens
1
Lincoln 39 metres  
   
2
Aaron 35 metres  
   
3
Brad 29 metres  
   
     
Iron Person Womens
1
     
   
2
     
   
3
     
   
     
  Mens
1
     
   
2
     
   
3
     
   
     

 


  The 2004 Marijuana Music Awards

The inaugural Marijuana Music Awards held last weekend during Nimbin's Mardi Grass was a great success and heaps of fun for all involved!

BEST RECORDED TRACK AWARD WINNERS:

WINNER: ROLLING HILLS OF NIMBIN by Herb Superb from Sydney.
SECOND: NICKNAMES by Herbillest from Philadelphia, USA.
THIRD: I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I'M GOING HYDRO by Herb Superb

BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE AWARD WINNERS:

WINNER: TETRA by Doug Johnson from Nimbin (pictured above)
SECOND: WISHING YOU WELL by Andy & Tim from Sweden
THIRD: ON MY KNEES AGAIN by Indoor/ Outdoor from Nimbin

Other entrants of BEST RECORDED TRACK AWARD:

ON MY KNEES AGAIN by Indoor/ Outdoor (from Nimbin)
YOU CAN by Indoor/Outdoor
TETRA by Doug Johnson (from Nimbin)
PUFF PUFF GIVE MY FRIEND by Gene Bederak (from New York, USA)
I SMOKED IT ONCE BUT I DIDN'T DRAW BACK by Herb Superb (from Sydney)
TOKE BY TOKE by Herb Superb (from Sydney)
HEY BROTHER WHAT'S THAT SOUND by Herb Superb (from Sydney)
FATTEN UP YOU BASTARDS by Herb Superb (from Sydney)
LA LA LAND by Herbillest (from New York, USA )
PASS IT ALONG by Herbillest (from New York, USA)
GANJA CRUSADERS by Herbillest (from New York, USA)
RAS HERBILLEST by Herbillest (from New York, USA)
PHILLY FREEDOM by Herbillest (from New York, USA)
EXPRESSIONS by Herbillest (from New York, USA)
MAGIC GREENERY by Jules Levy (from UK)
FLOWERS by Jules Maxx (from QLD)
GROW YOUR OWN by Jules Maxx (from QLD)
BY BY MULL by Bud Mullie (from WA)
CROOZIN by Bud Mullie (from WA)
DOWN UNDER by Bud Mullie (from WA)
HYDIE HYDIE HYDIE by Bud Mullie (from WA)
I SMOKED EVERYTHING by Bud Mullie (from WA)
IT'S A SHAME by Bud Mullie (from WA)
SWEET by BTM (from California, USA)
13 THOUSAND MEN by BTM (from California, USA)
ATOMIC WHEEL by BTM (from California, USA)
MARIJUANA GIRL by BTM (from California, USA)
THC by Peter Grose (from QLD)
BIG FUSS by Rick Reimer (from Ontario, Canada)
THE KILLALOE RASTAMAN by Rick Reimer from Ontario, Canada)
EAT YOUR HEART OUT by Sue Edmonds (from Nimbin)
MOTHER'S REMEDY by Sue Edmonds (from Nimbin)
PASS THE HOOKAH by Mirage (from Nimbin)
GETTING HIGH TILL WE DIE by Bush Monkeys (from NSW North Coast)

Other entrants of BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE AWARD:

YOU CAN by Indoor/Outdoor from Nimbin
BONG SONG by Ray Sorelson from North Coast NSW
BUSHWEED by Wayne & Elana from North Coast NSW
SWEET MARIJUANA by Biskit from Nimbin
DID YOU BRING A BONG ALONG by Adam
THE RINGER by Paddy Raleigh from North Coast NSW
COS YOU MAKE ME HIGH by Fabrico from Argentina
THE DRUG WAR by Nigel
NO MORE WAR by Nigel
DON'T GO SHOPPING WHEN YOU'RE NAKED by Dr Zam Scamera from Nimbin
THE BALLAD OF JEDD DREDD by The Smoke Billies
LIVE AND LET WEED by Lincoln
SWEET MARIJUANA by Tony
ARI, ARI, ARI by Marcus from New Zealand
I'M BORED by Doug

Musicians entered from around the globe including the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Sweden & Australia. Check out the updated website with movies of the award presentation, the winning tracks and images of the 2004 Mardi Grass

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