The war on drugs is psychosis. Zero tolerance is psychosis.
Therefore "Non-use of cannabis causes psychosis!"
Makes more sense really.
Nimbin's copped another round of media flack recently, suggesting
we'll be the next "Cronulla", despite having five
cameras monitoring our every joint in the main drag! However,
the hippy dream is not dead, as our local member said in the
DT, and we are one of the least racist communities that exist,
I reckon. The beach part of Cronulla would be good though!
I read the NSW Police Commissioner Ken Moroney and the Reverend
Father Chris Riley, from Youth Off the Streets, are teaming
up to build a $3 million youth centre in Macquarie Fields to
provide sporting facilities, education programs and drug and
alcohol counselling...'to not only break the cycle of crime
and antisocial behaviour but to foster a sense of confidence
I think that's great news and shows a significant change in
Police tactics. Real respect is earnt, it doesn't come from
fear, and I maintain that prohibition has created massive disrespect
for authority, and the other mostly sensible and necessary laws.
Drug use is a medical issue and is only in the criminal realm
because of laws introduced last century by people with totally
People who have been involved in the illegal drug world understand
the laws are ludicrous and everyday users of cannabis are often
people you would never pick. They have responsible jobs, businesses
etc, lead "normal" lives, its just their choice of
medicine or recreation. Like my father always looks forward
to his two whiskeys every evening.....
Today in Nimbin the hippy dream is not only alive but has adapted
as it's been brought down to earth by prohibition. The hippie's
sacred magic plant has become big business in Australia with
an estimated $8 billion annual turnover, twice the wine industry.
This GST free and high risk money attracts people here who have
nothing to do with hippydreaming. But the dream asks for tolerance
and acceptance, spiritual stuff.
It seems there's always a scapegoat or two to keep the masses
anger and blame focused. It's often racist, anybody different,
anybody who threatens our daily rituals, habits and comfort
zones. The aboriginals took the brunt for years and still do,
but hippies, long haired, lazy dope smoking hippies, have always
been an easy target, they don't fight back. Probably cannabis
In possibly a psychosis induced moment we've agreed to take
the Big Joint down to Canberra after MardiGrass to show John
Howard we're just like the people next door! Someone suggested,
for a better hearing, we all wear a white shirt and tie to look
more like his tribe. Others say, and I suspect they're right,
Nimbin asking for cannabis law reform is playing right into
their hands. But who else is willing to risk losing their non-jobs?
Change is upon us pot smokers. Will the saliva testing truck
come to MardiGrass? Who realises you can sample a smorgasbord
of drugs on a given day, but everything except uniquely fat-soluble
cannabis has left your urine and blood after that day. Cannabis
registers for up to two months!
The harder the push against cannabis, the more people will turn
to powders and pills which are much easier to hide. We'll find
out soon enough what's causing the "psychosis"!
MardiGrass is on the 6th and 7th of May this year. Please join
the protest and celebration of this extraordinary plant which
not long ago was the most grown crop on the planet. Please also,
old 'hippies' who did inhale long ago, don't forget the magic
of that mind-expanding moment. You knew full well back then
that prohibition was a recipe guaranteed for disaster. Well,
the disasters have been happening for quite a while now, and
I think the Nimbin community is extra-ordinary in its efforts
at harm minimisation under extremely difficult circumstances.The
jail without walls, free-range psychiatric clinic, and tourism
"The whole world is watching"
"You've got the whole wide
world in your hands"