2008 POLICE MARDIGRASS EVENTS:
April 1st - Hemp Embassy, Hemp Bar and Museum raided.
Eight cautions, no actual arrests. Large amount hemp meal and
hemp oil food confiscated and weighed with all else. A media
fraud, a beat-up, a mere smear and an April Fools joke on the
2008 DRIVER ADVICE
The roads around Nimbin
will have more than usual policing in the week preceding MardiGrass.
Any open breaches of the law during MardiGrass will be dealt
Thats as official a word on that
as we have, so please come, and don't break any laws in front
of the police, and let's show them that we are not criminals.
We may see an Iemma-bago Drug Testing Unit on roads leading
to Nimbin during MardiGrass. We might even see all three of
them! We would recommend the designated driver system, where
the straight person drives. We cannot really recommend travelling
with a depressant, anti-depressant, opiate or cocaine using
driver, that they don't test for despite there being saliva
tests for these substances. The HEMP Embassy tested the Drugwipe
Twin cannabis/amphetamine saliva kits, as used by police, recently
and the results are here.
In 2006 people coming via Murwillumbah were told to turn back
by police officers, who also were reported to have said that
Nimbin was full. This was false information. We have never been
"full". Mistrust any suggestion that you should turn
back. Say you are visiting relatives that live somewhere ahead
other than Nimbin, or try another road in maybe. Don't just
slink away, intimidated and afraid. Contact us and tell us about
it when you arrive.
Police activity and traffic on the roads around Nimbin will
reach a peak on the Friday to Sunday of MardiGrass, and will
probably begin to build up the week before.
There have been other events and trends claiming the attentions
of the local police command the last twelve months, so, as reserve
bogeymen to scare the isolated voters with, we Nimbinites haven't
had much demonising publicity between last year's MardiGrass
and now, which is good.
Greater numbers are the best response to intimidation.
Don't encourage the official fear exploiters..
Come to MardiGrass
Arrive early, leave late.
words on Saliva testing
Embassy Test of "DrugWipe Saliva Testers
of Saliva Testers
Drug Testing Information