2011 PROGRAM

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Last Update: April 29, 2011 9:50 PM

 

Running Changes

The ShowGrounds is not accepting any new bookings due to rain and grounds damage from existing vehicles.

Prior bookings honoured, but no new bookings accepted.

Friday 29th May: Due to rain all Peace park music stuff now needs to be changed to The Town Hall. Running order musically stays the same for Friday night but Saturday is a little funny.....


Saturday Town Hall


5:15 John Douvris
6:30 The Irie Knights


8 til 10 Comedy Club
(7:30 Anarchist Duck @ The Market Space)
(9:00 Imandan @ The Market Space)


10:15 A french Butler Called Smith
11:30 OKA


Welcome to the 2011 MardiGrass Program.

For Pot's sake, please buy an armband to help us continue ...

$50 Weekend MardiGrass Golden Bud Pass gives entry to all events Friday, Saturday and Sunday

One Day MardiGrass Bush Pass for Sat or Sunday events $25

This year especially, this is important. Last year we made a loss of about $20K so we are relying on your positive support to help us stay above water.


Advertising space is available in the Print Program of 2011 Nimbin MardiGrass, the 19th annual Rally for Cannabis Law Reform.
30,000 copies were printed last year and we will print at least that many again. We will distribute the 2011 program all year from the Embassy promoting the virtues of Hemp for food, fuel, fibre, medicine and as a recreational substance of choice.
You can place your advertisement for $250 in 82mm wide, 55 mm high in CMYK at 150dpi as a PDF, Tiff or jpg.
Larger sizes are available at the same width. Or contact us for your requirements. head@hempembassy.net
The deadline for print is April 16th. Thank you for your support.
Ads will be automatically included on MardiGrass website program for 2011.
We reserve the right to reject ads deemed not in keeping with the aims and objectives of the MOB. (MardiGrass Organising Body)

You can see the 2010 edition of the 16 page MardiGrass Program at this address.
http://www.nimbinwave.com/wordpress/print-mardigrass-2010.pdf
About 4.5 Mb file size that you can save to your computer or distribute freely.

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MardiGrass will become a Festival when we can celebrate the herb without fear of prosecution and persecution. When the police riot squad have a float in the street parade behind the Ganja Faeries, Big Joint & POLITE, then we will have a proper festival and celebration.
In the meantime, the annual event on the first Sunday of May in Nimbin is a POLITICAL PROTEST RALLY.
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Nimbin MardiGrass 2011
The 19th annual Cannabis law reform rally and gathering begins on Friday April 29th at dusk with the Opening Ceremony and the Pickers' Ball in Peace Park. All weekend Industrial Hemp exhibits will be behind the Oasis Cafe and Medical Cannabis forums are at the Town Hall.

Saturday April 30th, main events include the heats of the Hemp Olympix, Kombi Konvoy, 4.20 Mass Enlightenment and the evening Harvest Ball in Peace Park. More music from Mingle Park, Market Stage and in designated busking zones during the weekend.

While you are at MardiGrass make sure you sign the Petition to the new NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell asking him to hold another Parliamentary Drug Summit (like they did in 1999).

Sunday May 1st, finals of the Hemp Olympix and the main street float parade with the Ganja Faeries and Polite Big Joint preceding the rally speakers.

NTV-HD: Turn on, tune in and chill out.
nimbintelevision.net | YouTube | Justin TV

You're all welcome to the MardiGrass Organising Body (MOB) meetings at the Embassy each Friday from 5pm.

SPECIAL GUESTS - 2011

Dr Robert Melamede

Tony "Mullawayman" Bower

Frank Kirk

Sandra Kanck

Professor Paul Wilson

Dr Andrew Katelaris

Klara Marosszeky

Dr Keith Bolton

Dr Des Tramacchi

Greg Kašarik

Graham Irvine

Paul Cubitt, LEAP Australia

Jacob Potoyak, Students For Sensible Drug Policy

Musicians

Comedy Club

Honour Roll
Friends of MardiGrass Who Have Passed.

This is a not for profit event sponsored by the Nimbin HEMP (thats Help End Marijuana Prohibition) Embassy which is run by volunteers and dedicated to ending the ridiculous war on weed, possibly one of the planet's most useful plants. We need you to buy an armband to support cannabis law reform and we guarantee you a great and educational weekend at Nimbin's Yarndi University.
The Lismore City Council and NSW Police are vowing to be tougher on roadside camping this year and we recommend you go into one of the official campsites. They love to watch at night for the flick of the bic lighting the bong in the car and sneak up on you so be aware!!
If you are visiting for the day only the Nimbin Headers Sporting Club have an off road carpark site for you seperate from camping areas.

Volunteers
Mardigrass is run by volunteers and you can be one if you come early and are prepared to work at least 4 hours and 20 minutes each day. For that you will get an armband and a campsite and maybe even a meal or two! Last year we were flooded with volunteers and it became difficult to manage. By Saturday we had more than enough people! So if you want to be part of the MOB volunteers come as early as the Monday before. We need all sorts of skills from cooks to builders, to artists and joint rollers. We are especially looking for electricians, cooks, artists, recyclers and people happy to sort cans and plastic bottles from rubbish, as we are trying recycling for a little extra cash this year. Here's a link to the forum if you want to register as a volunteer, and maybe tell us your skills and time of arrival.


Buy a MardiGrass all weekend pass, including camping at the Show Grounds. This costs $100. Without camping it's $50 but then you may have a parking problem.

You can buy the usual weekend and one day passes there too.

SHOWGROUND CAMPING
Down Cullen Street
* Limited powered sites $10 weekend....first in best dressed!
* Camping open from Tuesday before MardiGrass...each extra night $15 per person.
* Firewood supplied.
* Hot showers.
* 3 areas set aside...quiet area; noisy area; family area.
* Nifty Nev's Eatery open all weekend.

 

RAINBOW RETREAT CAMPING
End of Thorburn Street
RAINBOW RETREAT has a big camping space beside the creek with toilets and a kitchen. They are ten minutes walk from the village.
Buy a Rainbow Retreat MardiGrass all weekend pass, including camping. This costs $100.

Just scroll down on the linked page.


Ganja Faeries have started meeting each Tuesday at 5.30pm at the market stage. All welcome

Market Stalls, Food : Contact Michael Balderstone or Cat Anderson

Community Centre Market Stalls: Taunia Brayshaw

Musicians, Entertainers : Contact Essie Thomas


Parking and Traffic Changes for MardiGrass

Okay, this is what the DA says:

Restricted/no parking will be in place in the village from 12 noon Friday April 29th to 11pm Sunday May 1st. Below are areas affected:

* Sibley St will be closed to traffic from Cullen St intersection to Thorburn St. Residents in Sibley are asked to limit any vehicle traffic over that weekend from 12 noon Friday.
* The central section of the village will have no car parking this year. Chill Central safety zone will have no cars from the ‘blister’ outside the Museum to the garden before the pedestrian crossing. On the eastern side there will be no parking permitted from the Hotel all the way to Perceptios.
* There is also no parking on the southern side of Cecil Street from the Showgrounds to the creek to allow pedestrian traffic easy access to a new proposed pathway from 12 Cecil St to the Town Hall parking area. This will have security and lighting and ease the pedestrian traffic along the footpath around the Hospital.
* No parking at the top of Cecil St at the Cullen St intersection (Sunday only) on the southern side for 50 metres to allow for the Rally Assembly.
* Thorburn Street from Silky Oak Drive will have a road closure managed by the Backpackers to ensure clear access to and from the campsites and their parking.
* Road Closure Sunday Cecil St. from Showgrounds and turning into Cecil St. from 2pm - 2.45pm - Rally Point for March.
* The western council carpark is to be free of any camping – all camping is to be directed to the Showgounds or Backpackers camping sites. Roadside camping is not permitted. Authorities tell us they will target this after some dangerous traffic situations developed when people parked in inappropriate places, locked their cars, and walked away.

* Vehicle parking paddock areas this year are being run by The Nimbin Headers Junior Soccer Club, all profits go to them. Please respect the volunteers and listen to them.
PARKING; $15 a day per car - each occupant to buy either $25 day pass/$50 all weekend pass.


Under the terms of our D.A. there will be NO CAMPING at any of the Day Parking areas. You may sleep in your car but in NO WAY - Light fires - Set up tents - Disrupt Traffic flow - and PLEASE only poo in the toilets provided, use Bins supplied and Respect Our Unique Village.




We are looking for people with a NSW traffic control certificate who would be available to assist us over the MardiGrass weekend. Please contact Heidi if you would like to be a part of this very important task.

If you are not local, contact nimbinmardigrass@hempembassy.net


ALTERNATIVE HERBS TO SMOKE AT MARDIGRASS THAT ARE LEGAL (INCLUDING READY ROLLED "JOINTS" AT NIMBIN MUSEUM AND THE HEMP EMBASSY AND HEMP BAR AND TOWN HALL INFO)

1. Dreamy Time.. bliss out!

A tasty blend of prime smoking herbs intended to promote a tranquil, dreamy space. Rich, well-rounded flavour. Blends well with tobacco or other herbs. Mugwort, Californian Poppy, Mullein, Calendula, Passion Flower and Calea. Relax and enjoy!

2. Flower Power.. feels really mellow, man!

A base of Raspberry leaves gives this blend a creamy base, topped with sweet, uplifting Rose and Red Clover petals and succulently combined with three varieties of Lotus Flowers. The result is a smooth, silky smoke that relaxes body and mind, leaving you open to feel deeply into every blissful moment. Smoke alone or with other herbs.

3. Pot Luck... cheep and cheerful!

Well cured herbal blend containing Catnip, Lionstail and other herbs. Mixes well with Pot as a tobacco alternative.

4. Smoker's Delight! ..slightly weird, slightly trippy!

Magic plants with magical properties to help us see what lies behind the veil. Open yourself to the subtle realms and experience something new!


Polite Force Cookie Caution

If you take THC orally (eating cookies, cakes, etc), you could be in for quite a ride. The liver metabolises THC into 11-OH-*9-THC, a compound three times more psychoactive. Foods made with high THC "heads" or hashish can give a powerful, almost psychedelic experience, which can be very uncomfortable if you're not expecting it. The effects are slower to come on (1 to 2 hours) and last considerably longer (around 4 hours).

Different people have different experiences. While one person might go to sleep, another might smile and laugh excessively, while another might have a panic attack. These are classic responses but they are by no means definitive. Experiences vary. If smoking cannabis makes you nervous or agitated, then consuming cookies (and indeed other temporarily mind altering drugs) may be inadvisable.

Do not assume cookies from different sources are of the same strength. Even different batches from the same source can vary.

Know thyself. Stay in your comfort zone. If unsure, try half a cookie first, and wait an hour to assess the effect.

Chill Spaces: Town Hall Garden, ....


The Rain- by Thomas Kinkade

The Rain- by Thomas Kinkade

Weather

Nimbin sometimes has wild weather and floods. In the days leading up to MardiGrass you can check the weather on the rain radar from these links.

Check the weather on the Grafton NSW Rain Radar

Check the NSW weather on the Infra-red Australian Weather Satellite

Check the Infra-red Australian Weather Satellite


Map preview


Nimbin - Global Marijuana March

Marijuana takes the edge off just enough to free us from the stultifying minutiae of day-to-day life: You forget the mundane and remember the sublime.


To register for Jungle Patrol or find out about volunteering at MardiGrass, drop in or phone 66891842 or contact us at nimbinmardigrass@hempembassy.net or check the MardiGrass section of the Hemp Embassy Forum


* Musicians and performers wanting to play should enter the busking competition.

* Local residents or businesses with special needs or requests please get in touch.

* If you want to get involved as a volunteer please drop in and write in the book when and what you want to do, what skills you have, contact no etc etc.


Safety First: Parents, Teens and Drugs

Although we urge young people to abstain from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, our national surveys show that many do not heed our warnings. To prevent adolescents who do experiment from falling into abusive patterns, we need to create fallback strategies that focus on safety. Putting safety first requires that we be careful to provide our young people with credible information and resources. We also need to teach our teenagers how to identify and handle problems with alcohol and other drugs—if and when they occur—and how to get help and support.

Join us at the Safety First Project in advocating for reality-based approaches to drug education at home and in school that foster open and honest dialogue around the risks and consequences of drug use. We also invite you to critically examine random student drug testing, an invasive policy that can erode relationships of trust between students and adults at school and unintentionally direct students to more dangerous behaviors.

To learn more and become involved visit the Safety First website.


* KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE... Nimbin Aquarius Foundation...
Come and meet us at the Nimbin Aquarius networking space in the Nimbin Community Centre garden area during MardiGrass and throughout the year. Locals and visitors to Nimbin are always welcome to visit us and share their stories.

We will have tea, coffee and cold drinks for sale, as well as some delicious food.

Music will be playing in the garage with N.O.O. (Nimbin Organic Orchestra),
show-casing a wide variety of musical talent. They welcome donations to help with future events.

* BUSKERS' 'Grass Stand.
Fifteen designated busking zones for MardiGrass 2011. The winner of the 'most popular' busking performance during the big weekend, whoever collects the most "tokes",gets to play on the Peace Park Stage after the Rally on Sunday. Keen buskers can register for their preferred locations at the Town Hall info booth or at the Embassy on the day.

* Pot Art in the Hemp Bar and Embassy, drop entries in from April first .....

* The Hemp Rope Tug-O-Peace is a ramped up event in the Hemp Olympix again this year so get your team of 5 (five) together. All five team members have to have something in common! Once again we have a Police versus Polite event scheduled for mid-day Saturday to kick off the HEMP Olympix. It nearly happened last year! Hopefully this year it will not be derailed.

* Comedy moved to the Bowlo last year! This year In the Town Hall!

* Cannabis Cookie Cup 2011 ....CCC....entries in by wednesday 27th 6pm...Cup winner announced sat evening in Town Hall at Cannabis cooking show
For the first time there is a LOCAL BAKERS competition to see just who does make the best NIMBIN COOKIE Sorry folks this competition is serious business we are told by the MEDICINAL CANNABIS SUPPORT GROUP organising it. Only Nimbin cookie sellers can enter, but what you can do for them, is be a judge!!

HOW?
1... Be at a secret location (to be announced) Between 8.30am and 10am on Thursday, Friday & Saturday of MardiGrass weekend

2... Pay a $10 judging fee.

3.. Pick up score card and choose favourite cookie to judge ( sorry 1 cookie per judge per day.)
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4...Enjoy and fill in your score card and return to secret location by 5pm sat. afternoon.

JUDGING CRITERIA

1..PRESENTATION --- Crumbly, Melted , Unnattractive,YUK, or NANA would be proud !!

2..TASTE--- (obviously) My dog wouldnt even eat this !! Or YUMMY YUMMY..

3..STRENGTH--- Weak or Strong.

4...ENJOYMENT--- Too strong "Green Out " effect ! Or Not strong enough..


* MardiGrass POLITE PLOT!
The Nimbin POLITE SERVICE was created in response to the Police Riot Squad raids on April Fools Day 2008 on the HEMP Bar and Nimbin Museum. This years MardiGrass Polite recruitment drive is looking for more overalls and bodies to fill them, and for the first time our new division, the Polite Undercover Surveillance Squad (PUSS), is taking enrolments and there are unlimited vacancies left. Bring a camera if you have one and a mobile phone for Undercover Polite work.Since last year, the POLITE Missions have taken the BIG JOINT to Byron Bay, Lismore, Sydney and Canberra. They've certainly made their presence felt from the HEMP BAR-POLITE BUREAU attached to the Embassy. As ambassadors for cannabis law reform and advocates of medicinal cannabis, the POLITE will champion the cause again at this years' Rally on May 1st and 2nd, carrying the parade flagship BIG JOINT at 2.30pm on MardiGrass Sunday. During the big weekend, Nimbin POLITE will coordinate with Jungle Patrol, the Justice Action Group (JAG) and the Civil Liberties Observers. They will document all civil liberty complaints and also witness the behaviour of law enforcement. New 'Undercover Operatives' will be trained to mingle with the crowd and detect suspicious activities! Watch out for a MardiGrass warm up at the now annual April Fools Day Polite Raids.


*MardiGrass Arm Bands and Passes:
MardiGrass has always been about trust but it doesn’t happen all by itself. Months of preparation and ground work go into the weekend so the village as a whole benefits as well as the thousands of visitors. We’d like it to happen in such a way that everyone who attends it has an uplifting experience. Accordingly, the MardiGrass organisers ask that everyone understands the critical importance of buying armbands. Without you buying armbands we are history, this year in particular. Some businesses even give preferential service to armband wearers and we support that. We need your support too. Please buy one.

* Many overseas visitors have confirmed including Dr Bob Melamede who loves Nimbin so much he's come again.

 

http://australianhempparty.com/


If you are thinking it's safe to smoke in your parked car, don't. Police officers home in on the flick of lighters and glowing joints in cars at night, checking it out and busting people. So smoking bongs/billies in car parks at night is not a good idea.


An important communication concerning the licensing of hemp seed as human food

On the 8th March 2011 I received a phone call from FSANZ, giving an update on the progress of our application to have hemp foods normalised. You may be aware that a similar application in 2002 was not successful. It is important to understand that the 2002 application passed the FSANZ examination but was rejected by a ministerial council directed by Howard and Abbott. The objection was that it “sent the wrong message” to the youth of Australia, evidently following input from elements in law enforcement.

The expected completion date for the current FSANZ examination and submission to the ministerial council was July/August. Today however, FSANZ was informed by the ministerial council that it wished to discuss this application at its face to face meeting held in December. FSANZ told me this is a very unusual request. The scientists at FSANZ were not pleased by the action of the politicians in 2002 and they wish this current application to succeed, without undue delay. They are prepared to dispute with the politicians if there is to be a repeat of 2002 decision. Public comment will be called on the 15th March. Already, many people have registered themselves as interested parties and they will receive an invitation to make a submission. FSANZ can use points raised in the submissions as direct questions to the council and so make it explain any decisions it makes in a rational manner.

The best way for people to respond is by providing a submission to FSANZ once the assessment report is released for public comment. Included is a link to some good information on our website about how to provide a submission to FSANZ: http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/foodstandards/changingthecode/informationforsubmit1129.cfm.

Your submission will provide ammunition which FSANZ can use to support the application, by requiring the ministerial council to consider the application on valid scientific grounds.

Below is some points you could include in your submission:-

- Australia is the only country in the world not to recognize hemp as a human food

- New Zealand already allows hemp oil as a human food.

- After flax, hemp is the richest plant source of omega 3.

- Government reports indicate that 90% of Australian schoolchildren do not receive an ideal quantity of omega 3.

- Deficiency of omega 3 has been linked to poor mental development and behavioural problems.

- Marine sources of omega 3 are limited and reducing with pressures from overfishing. Contamination with PCB and mercury remain a problem.

- Hemp seed provides a uniquely nutritionally dense food combining an ideal ratio of omega 3/6, a balanced protein and a range of vitamins and minerals in high concentrations.

Dr Andrew Katelaris
who will have a HempSeed Stall at MardiGrass.


CLOG ¤ 2011

The Civil Liberties Observer Group for the MardiGrass of 2011 is a joint community action being hosted by the LEXUS Union of Students of Southern Cross University on behalf of and in partnership with the Nimbin Justice Action Group, the MardiGrass Organising Body, and the Hemp Embassy of Nimbin: towards assisting in the non-violent realisation of peace and harmony via organised and informed prudential observation

all violence is counter-productive

informed observers make better coppers

better coppers make fewer arrests

Thursday and Friday before MG at 4pm in Town Hall .....POLITE, CLOG (Civil Liberties Observer Group)

WARM UP and Rules Of Engagement with Jim Moylan


CLOG


Check out the 2NimFM radio podcast site at http://nimbinradiomedia.libsyn.com/ This site includes podcasts of many of the 2NimFM radio programs broadcast during last MardiGrass. They will be recording events over this MardiGrass and posting new material as it comes in.

Nim-FM

While at MardiGrass, Tune your FM radio to Nimbin's own NIM FM 102.3, broadcasting and interviewing live from venues around the village.

 

Let's Roll!

Stoned CrowFRIDAY
April 29th

10:00am - Town Hall Information Booth opens
All MardiGrass Passes Available Here!
Join the HEMP Party!

The MardiGrass Family Cafe in the Town Hall open all weekend serving healthy meals, including popcorn with freshly pressed Tasmanian hempseed oil.

Volunteer?

4:20pm - Web Cam Broadcast begins at H*E*M*P Party Bar : NimbinHempBar.com includes Church of the Holy Smoke MardiGrass Blessing with the sacrificial $US100 note lighting the joint on the very moment of 4:20.  Pot Art on display here also. HEMP Party Members meet 6:00 pm each evening here.


6:00 pm GREY POWER
A gathering of grandparents, parents and children outside the H*E*M*P Embassy. The POLITE Service will capture evidence in images, that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is multi generational support for Cannabis Law Reform. If you're a Grandparent (or look like one) please join this very POLITE Photo and youtube movie gathering.
Max Stone www.BigJoint.org

Peace Park * 5:00 pm - Opening Ceremony Peace Park * 5:00 pm - Opening Ceremony with Nunukel Kunjeil– There will be Music until the Hemp Olympix Torch Bearer arrives from the South with the Eternal Flame For The Victims Of Prohibition. From 29th April to May 7th 1770 are the dates of Captain Cooks stay at Botany Bay, when he raised the flag. In our MardiGrass Opening on friday evening when we do the "Introduction to Country" by the local elders there will be a smoking ceremony and stories for the Thanksgiving where you can bring gifts to share. There will also be a minute's silence for all Victims of Prohibition and speakers, followed by the Pickers Ball.

4:00 Kaptan Reefer

6:00pm  Picker's Ball Entry: Show a Weekend Pass, otherwise $15. (Concession $10) - Tune in, Turn on and Lighten Up:
The 50 Bags - 6:00pm
Pagan Love Cult - 7:00pm
Fyah Walk - 8:00pm
CC The Cat - 9:00pm

Other Roadside Attractions:

* CANNABIS COOKIE CUP 2011 *
For the first time there is a LOCAL BAKERS competition to see just who does make the best NIMBIN COOKIE - Sorry folks this competition is serious business - we are told by the MEDICINAL CANNABIS SUPPORT GROUP organising it. Only Nimbin cookie sellers can enter, but what you can do for them, is be a judge!!

HOW?
1... Be at a secret location (to be announced) Between 8.30am and 10am on Thursday, Friday & Saturday of MardiGrass weekend

2... Pay a $10 judging fee.

3.. Pick up score card and choose favourite cookie to judge ( sorry 1 cookie per judge per day.)

4...Enjoy and fill in your score card and return to secret location by 5pm sat. afternoon.

JUDGING CRITERIA

1..PRESENTATION --- Crumbly, Melted , Unnattractive,YUK, or NANA would be proud !!

2..TASTE--- (obviously) My dog wouldnt even eat this !! Or YUMMY YUMMY..

3..STRENGTH--- Weak or Strong.

4...ENJOYMENT--- Too strong "Green Out " effect ! Or Not strong enough..

Rainbow Cafe * Est. 1973 : 6:30pm on *

Hemp Bar and Polite Bureau serving hempseed food and coffee with the Pot Art Exhibition on all weekend. The Bar and Embassy start taking entries for Pot Art from the beginning of April.

Mingle Park * DRY CAMP * Behind the Museum

Birth and Beyond * The Nimbin Environment Centre is running MardiGrass Movies and a Chill Space in Birth and Beyond all weekend. The Hemp Solution, past MardiGrass Movies, Cheech and Chong, Environmental Films and more. Soup and Chai available. Armband entry or Donation

Nimbin Hotel * Music * Mr Speaker 7.30 start

The Nimbin Aboriginal Arts and Culture Centre, in Sibley Street on the way to Peace Park, will be open throughout the MardiGrass weekend with Bush Tucker, an Art Exhibition and a chance to talk with Local Elders.


Roll On!

Stoned CrowSATURDAY
April 30th

Members of the Northern Rivers Hemp Association are keen to meet any potential farmers, product processors or anyone interested in the NSW hemp industry, at their display behind the Oasis Cafe (See map). Check out fibre and seed samples from the 2011 crop, hemp fabrics, papers, building materials and plastics, footage of the first NSW commercial hempseed food crops and a video of hemp building.
Find out about the Northern Rivers Hemp Association and what they're doing."

Peace Park * Register for the MWSCC (MardiGrass World Stoned Chess Championship) at the Chai Tent by Midday Saturday, in Peace Park. Winner decided by Sunday sunset. Drug testing will be compulsory, but not after every move!


4:20am to Dawn * Mahawana Sunrise Meditation

10am * The POT POETS Breakfast with MC David Hallet...A potted pot-pourri of some of the region's top performance poets will be poeting their infamous pot poems....visiting pot poets welcome.


11am * Kaptan Reefer and the Konescrapers plus Johnny (No Cash) Ganja

11am * SEED SWAP

11:30 * Hemp Olympix registration

12:00 * MardiGrass World Stoned Chess Championship registration closes, competition begins.

12:00 - 2:00 * Tug O'War between Police and Polite with the Big Hemp Rope followed by the Hemp Olympix First Heats of the Bong Throw and Yell, followed by the Growers Ironperson Event. Hosted by S Sorrensen and Alan Glover.

1:00 pm * Medical Cannabis Tent * "Bubblebag" Hash Making Demonstration * Bubble Bag demonstration - Come see and learn how to use official Bubble Bag brand water filtration bags so that you can produce the highest quality resin extract from your plants. This will be a demonstration using lavender.

2:00 to 3:00 pm * MUSIC * The EXPRESS
With Manju Winkler playing blues guitar in the style of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Featuring Dave Baston on bass and Saras Perkons on drums.

2:00 pm till 5:00 pm * Medical Cannabis Tent * Top O' Peace Park * MULLAWAY MEDICAL CANNABIS MEETING where Tony Bower is compiling a register for his soon to be authorised medical cannabis clinic, the first in the country. MS, HIV, cancer and chronic pain sufferers are invited to be part of Australias first legal medical cannabis dispensary trial. Bring medical documentation to confirm your condition if you are a new applicant.

2:00pm HEMP Party meeting in Medicinal Cannabis Tent HEMP Party Conference
'Where we're At'
Reports from the President and the Secretary
'Where we're Going'
Topics for discussion and resolution
1. Formation of interstate branches?
2. Registrations at State levels?
3. We need funding to operate more effectively. How?
4. Party policies other than re-legalisation?
5. Any other topics arising. (Give some notice to the Secretary please)
All interested HEMP Party Members are urged to attend.
Graham Askey
Secretary HEMP Party

3:00 pm * Tug O' Peace with the hemp rope. (Teams of 5 who must have something in common!) followed by Hemp Olympix Joint Rolling First Heats (Speed, Artistic and Adverse Conditions) and a chance for everyone to roll a "joint" for the Global Marijuana March after.

3:00 - 4:00 pm Peace Park. Kids Space. Circus Manipulation Play (hoops, juggling, trick sticks) 5:00 - 6:00 pm Basic tumbling and Acro-balance work shop.ReAct Circus is a local circus group bursting with unimaginable natural talent collected from the north coast area. With a shows consisting of Breath taking acro- balance, stilts walking and the terrific trapeze, you are bound to be blown away.

4:00 pm * Global Marijuana March leaves Peace Park for the HEMP Embassy and arrival of the Kombi Konvoy for a world record attempt at the most joints ever lit at once in the one place.......Before leaving everyone will be encouraged to roll something that looks like a joint from herbs provided or whatever, so that when we all arrive outside the Embassy after the Konvoy has passed, we can, at the call, light up simultaneously, and please blow as much smoke as possible for the cameras. The whole world is watching....whatever sort of joint you feel comfortable with?!

Harvest Ball - 6:00pm
- Peace Park Concert for Cannabis Law Reform

MardiGrass Big Saturday Night Out in Peace Park.

John Douvris * 5:00pm
Irie Knights * 6:00pm
Johny Ganja * 7:00pm
Anarchist Duck * 7:30pm
ReAct Stage Circus Performance * 8:30pm
A French Butler Called Smith * 8:50pm
OKA * 10:00pm

Town Hall:
Chill Zone, Medical Cannabis meeting place, Movies, Music, Food, Peace & Quiet in the Garden. The MardiGrass Family Cafe in the Town Hall open all weekend.

12:00* Midday – 6pm
Join Pragmatic Visionaries & Solipsistic Psychonauts
for an afternoon of
Debate, Discussion & the Occasional Stoned Rave

Outrageous Truths & Believable Lies!

Mind candy? Afternoon distraction or hours of brain bending banter? You decide! This year the Nimbin Mardi Grass is playing host to a series of panel discussions to be held in the Town Hall from midday to 6pm on Saturday 30 April, focusing on the big issues: the legal, medical, spiritual, cultural & political aspects of plant life. For this reason we've assembled a cast of academics, intellectuals, professionals, politicians, public servants, activists, hippies, poets, career bullshit artists and just plain ol' troublemakers to stir the pot (as it were).
Mardi Grass Mind Candy is excited to announce that Paul Cubitt, President of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition [LEAP] Australia will speak on our panel discussing policing choices. The panels will also feature international guest speaker, Dr Robert Melamede, CEO and President of Cannabis Science, Inc., as well as Australian drug law reform luminaries, Sandra Kanck, SA spokesperson for Families and Friends of Drug Law Reform and Prof Paul Wilson, Chair of Criminology, Bond University. A full listing of our other magnificent speakers appear in the program.
Whilst we recognise the ultimate futility of spending too much time trying to talk about what is essentially a non-verbal experience (getting high), there's also quite a few pot-related topics that do need some discussion:

Join us for an afternoon joint and a good natter.

FEATURING GUEST SPEAKERS:
Jacob Potkonyak (Students for Sensible Drug Policy), Greg Kasarik (Community of Infinite Colour), Steve Bolt, Mulga, Dr John Jiggens, David Hallett, Neil Pike, (Pagan Love Cult), Alan Salt (Webhead, HEMP Embassy), Erik van Keulen, Stephanie Clerc (Happy High Herbs), Torsten Wiedemann (Koda Phytorium), Joe King, Dr Des Tramacchi, Dr Graham Irvine,
Dr Robert Melamede, Tony "Mullawayman" Bower, Frank Kirk, Sandra Kanck,, Paul Wilson , Paul Cubitt -Leap Representative from the newly formed Australian LEAP, Dr Reza Ghaffurian and Dr Andrew Katelaris.

Midday – 1pm
THE GREEN GODDESS
Entheogenic cultures can increase benefits and reduce risks, offering a different approach to Western-style legal regulation
FACILITATOR: Dr Des Tramacchi

PANELISTS: Dr Reza Ghaffurian, Rev. Mark ‘Moose’ Heinrich, Greg Kasarik [Community of Infinite Colour], Frank Kirk, Dr Bob Melamede [Cannabis Science, Inc.]


The religious and cultural history of the Cannabis plant presents an extraordinarily rich tapestry. Cannabis spirituality spans time and space, from the Ancient Scythians of central Asia, to the Cora shamans of Mexico, to here and now. Join us on a flying shuttle, as this panel explores the warps and wefts of this most Holy Herb. Ancient legend maintains that marihuana was the first plant to grow on the grave of King Solomon the Wise. Among the Brahmins of northern India the Cannabis sacrament, or Bhang Nama, is regarded with pragmatism as a substance that makes one devotional. Like the god Shiva, one who uses Cannabis can divest themselves of the perishable body and pass directly into reunion with the spirit of the universe. In Tibetan Tantric practice Cannabis aids in achieving deep states of meditation and heightened awareness. For Rastafari, ganja is a Biblical sacrament that purifies and heals, promoting right thought and right action. The panel will also compare the contemporary interest in spiritual exploration using other well-known entheogens like ayahuasca. Why are other entheogens like San Pedro or DMT often approached with more explicit reverence? Is there an optimum way to approach Cannabis in order to maximize its spiritual benefits? Does it depend on the individual?

1 – 2pm
POLICE FORCE OR POLICE SERVICE?
What is good policing? What choices do police have?
FACILITATOR: Prof Paul Wilson, Bond University

PANELISTS: Steve Bolt, Paul Cubitt [Law Enforcement Against Prohibition], Dr John Jiggens, Justin [Stoned Fish Takeaway], Sandra Kanck [Families and Friends of Drug Law Reform], Kara [Daizy]


Police are on the frontline of the war on drugs. Increasingly, police and other law enforcement workers around the world are speaking out against prohibition. Some are concerned about risks to police integrity -- prohibition inevitably results in corruption. Some are concerned about pressures on police effectiveness, when scarce police resources are spent fighting "victimless crimes", often with little community support. Others are concerned about the decline in respect for law enforcement that comes with prohibition. Others yet are concerned about the other harms that prohibition causes, when criminals gangs fight among themselves for the vast profits that are possible by selling drugs, often to our kids, that are usually cut or fake and therefore more dangerous than what they pretend to be. The NSW Police Force was the NSW Police Service until a few years ago. Their motto is "Culpam Poena Premit Comes", which means "Punishment follows close on guilt". Should the police judge and punish, or should this remain with the courts and corrective services? And what are we to make of the many commissions and reports that document individual and institutionalised corruption in the police force? Police choices and policing behaviours matter. So what choices are our police making? This panel will discuss all this and more, focusing on what choices are available to police, both individually and as an institution.

2 – 3pm
BONG ON AUSSIE, BONG ON ~ DID CANNABIS CULTURE GET DUMBED DOWN?
Is anyone still getting high or are we just getting wasted?
FACILITATOR: JulianR

PANELISTS: David Hallett, Greg Kasarik [Community of Infinite Colour], Frank Kirk, Dr Bob Melamede [Cannabis Science, Inc.], Neil Pike [Pagan Love Cult], Alan Salt [HEMP Embassy] + surprise guests and THE AUDIENCE


In the mass wave of pot use in the 1960s, marijuana had a bohemian credibility.. “This will make you hipper, holier & wiser”.. but sometime in the 1970s it turned into “This will get you shit-faced”. Why did Ginsberg’s “best minds of my generation” turn into Cheech & Chong and Beavis & Butthead? Is anyone still getting “high” or are we all just getting “wasted”? Is this a good or bad thing? Grass has blended with Australian identity to give us a distinctive pot culture, as documented in John Birmingham’s book DOPELAND, and Nimbin is a sacred site for that culture, in all its promise and reality. As well as enlightenment, there is paranoia, as well as art, there is paraphernalia and as well as cuisine, there are the munchies. Whether its lawyers doing buckets or the cat that liked a cone, every stoner has a story and if you have a few about a FOAF (friend of a friend), then this is the forum to get them out there, in discussion with the panel.

3 – 4pm
LEGISLATING FOR LEGOLAND?
How do we react to drug policy?
FACILITATOR: Erik van Keulen

PANELISTS: Stephanie Clerc [Happy High Herbs], Mulga, Jake Potkonyak, [Students for Sensible Drug Policy], Torsten Wiedemann [Koda Phytorium]


Drug policy grows in a field of tensions, sown by politicians who are keen to distract us, fed on the bright light of media attention, then trained along byzantine trellises by bureaucrats so that it shades the road that's paved with good intentions...So what can we do about it? In this panel, we'll look at a current example of drug policy in action. In February this year, the Australian federal Attorney-General's department released a discussion paper and sought comments on a proposal to address criminal profits by adding an unknown number of plant species to the drug schedules in the Criminal Code Act. The proposal attracted a groundswell of passionate concern. Although GetUp! decided not to take up the issue, hundreds of people are submitting comments to the consultation process, helped by a number of websites that explained the issues and offered template submissions.
opendecisions.net/opendecisions
gardenfreedom.com
happyhighherbs.com/Herb-Freedom
We'll look at what worked and what didn't work, and we'll reflect on what else we can do to influence the drug policy debate in Australia.

5 – 6pm
HOW CAN WE LEGALIZE DRUGS?
How can we proact in the drug policy discourse?
FACILITATOR: Erik van Keulen

PANELISTS: Tony Bower [Mullaways Medical Cannabis Pty Ltd], Dr Graham Irvine, Sandra Kanck [Families and Friends of Drug Law Reform], Dr Andrew Katelaris, Joe King


We're more often reactive than proactive. We didn't start the war on drugs, and we often wish it would just go away! But 50 years of drug control have become a self-perpetuating system. We need to do more than defend ourselves. But what can we say and do to put drug worriers on the run? It can be difficult to engage with the dominant drug policy paradigm, which assumes that all drug use is drug abuse, and harmful. This assumption characterises what sociologists call a "Temperance culture" -- a specific way of worrying about intoxication that the Scandinavian countries, the UK and the USA have exported and imposed on the rest of us. Shaped by these assumptions, Australia's National Drug Strategy rests on 3 pillars -- supply reduction, demand reduction, and harm reduction. In a Temperance culture, harm reduction is about the best we can hope for. Prohibitionists are more comfortable with zero tolerance and tough love, and they're more likely to increase harm than to reduce it. What can we say and do to turn this around? How does the policy debate work, and how can we drive it?

http://opendecisions.net/opendecisions/
http://www.gardenfreedom.com/
http://www.happyhighherbs.com/Herb-Freedom

We'll look at what worked and what didn't work, and we'll reflect on what else we can do to influence the drug policy debate in Australia.

4:20 pm * Kombi Konvoy turning up outside.

5:00 pm * More Beyond Prohibition conference....summary

6:00 pm * The Cooking with Cannabis, Vaporizer demonstration and other ways of getting Good Medicine into you without smoking. MC: The Cookie Queen. Winner of the Cannabis Cookie Cup will be announced!

7:00pm * Dinner with Dr Bob and our other Special Guests. Dinner
from 7:00pm, Comedy Show from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, Without armband: $10.00

8 till 10:00 pm Stand Up Comedy Show ......Saturday night only... hosted by S Sorrensen & Alan Glover

10pm * The Nomads and Sheik Yatush.... Middle Eastern dance with local live music.

Other Roadside Attractions:

11:00AM Last chance to join the Ganja Faeries. Meeting at the signs (by the Oasis) at the exit of the Western Car Park for Final Practice. LAST CHANCE to be in the Parade WITH the Faeries.

10-11am Market Space. ReAct Circus Roving Performance.
12- 1 Fiona Ryan
1:30 - 2:30 Sheik Yatush fet. The Nomads
3 - 4 Essie Thomas
4:30 - 5:30 Skin (paulie & co)
6 - 7 Mantlepiece
7:30 - 8:30 Imandan

Rainbow Cafe * Est. 1973 : 6:30pm on * Pepper Boys and more..

HEMP Party Bar
 and POLITE BUREAU - Fair Dinkum stand up voters can register here to join the HEMP Party!

The H*E*M*P*Bar (and web camera) will be "Demonstrating" a wide selection of highly delicious and nutritious (zero THC) Hemp Foods during the MardiGrass. Hemp Burgers, Hemp Cakes, Hemp Cookies and Chocolate Hemp Truffles. We will also be offering all varieties of hot and cold coffee, tea and chai as well as local Love cordial.

As we all know the H*E*M*P*Bar can only seat 42.0 people comfortably at any one time, so a MardiGrass Pass will be required.

8.30 till late * The H*E*M*P*Bar will be hosting a W.A.N party, where the focus is to be on uploading images and other information to youtubes, facebooks and other networks, bring your laptop, mobile phone and camera.....

4:00 pm * Church of The Holy Smoke Mass Baptism with Her Holiness The Goddess, preparing everyone for the Mass Lightup!

The 'Goddess' will be inducting novitiates into the Church Of The HolySmoke with the Pork Fork and ignition of a US$100 note, as we all burn together sacred herb. NimbinHempBar.com

Kombi Konvoy4:20pm KOMBI KONVOY arrives in Nimbin, having wended its way from Byron Bay, via Lismore. Sponsored by Rvbyesque - Could people in the crowd please refrain from jumping on the back bumpers of Kombis as they pass through town, as it can damage the vehicles. Pliz sho' respekt bro'.

 

 

 

4:20 pm * The Global Marijuana March  Where well over 1 million cannabis law reform activists in nearly 300 cities around the globe will be protesting. (Global M March is May 7, so we're a little out of sync this year.) In Nimbin we will once again aim to break the world record for the most joints ever lit at once in the same place at the same time.
Peoples in Peace Park will have already prepared "joints" of many herbs, and will arrive outside the Embassy in time for the arrival of the Kombi Konvoy.Please bring a smokable "joint". After the last Kombi has passed, wait for the call and we will light up, and produce as much smoke as possible for the cameras recording the event.
Viva la Fume!

6:00 pm * HEMP Party Members meet 6:00 pm each evening in the HEMP BAR.

 

Nimbin Community Centre
 * MardiGrass Market Stage * Family Friendly * Cranking music all weekend:
MC Bo Kaan

Pot Art - entries can be left or sent to the HEMP Embassy from April First

Nimbin Hotel * Arvo-2pm start-Azzadoota * Nite-7.30-King Farook.
Food, drink, and live entertainment

Birth & Beyond * * The Nimbin Environment Centre is running MardiGrass Movies and a Chill Space in Birth and Beyond all weekend. The Hemp Solution, past MardiGrass Movies, Cheech and Chong, Environmental Films and more. Soup and Chai available. Armband entry or Donation

Mingle Park * DRY CAMP * Behind the Museum ..Music and comedy from midday Saturday with "Yarndi Yarns
1:00pm JAG (Justice Action Group) BBQ with free legal counselling, includes "In Our Dreams"...a demonstration of a legal cannabis market and how it could work to the benefit of everyone. Actors needed! Music throughout the weekend including Paranoia Club, Louis Burdett, Manu, Fires from Africa, Chris Fisher, Floating Bridges and Lucky Last.
MC Robert Corowa says."Freedom is for all plants and animals as well as humans. No one has the right to tell me what I can or cannot eat."

Hemp Embassy Back Veranda * Mid-day * Talk with Kog at midday on the HEMP Embassy back verandah where he will sign copies of his Golden Book on growing, or the CD, which will be showing in the Embassy and Museum all weekend.
3:00 pm * Between a Rock and a hard place. Lawful discussions with the one and only Living In Body.

The BOWLO
1:00pm at the *BOWLO* Sixth Hemplore Pro Pot Art Tattoo Show (Entrants register 10:00am to 12:45pm) Music by the Antibodies and Kaliba!

8:00pm on * NIM FM MARDIGRASS ALL NIGHT DANCE PARTY "WikiDoof"
........bring your radio, headset, phone, earphones or whatever you need to tune in to 102.3.


The very first attempt at Prohibition!
"Don't eat the Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil."
So what's the first thing they did?
Ate the forbidden fruit.


The failure of Prohibition has a long history.

Roll it up!

Stoned CrowsSUNDAY
May 1st

Town Hall:
Chill Zone, Forums, Movies, Music, Food, with Peace & Quiet in the Garden at least. The MardiGrass Family Cafe in the Town Hall open all weekend.

11:00 am * Legal Advice Session with Steve Bolt and James Moylan.

12:00 * Industrial Hemp Forum, - Speakers include Dr Keith Bolton, Dr Andrew Katelaris and NSW hemp farmers. If you are interested in being involved in the local hemp industry, come to the Hemp Forum.

1:00 pm * MardiGrass Beyond Prohibition Workshop - MC Ray Thorpe. Special guests; Dr Alex Wodak, Paul Wilson, Sandra Kanck, Dr Bob Melamede and friends.

2:30 pm * The Rally is on.

5:00 pm * Joint Rolling Finals, followed by the Plantathlon Award for the best Hemp Olympix All-rounder, in memory of Chicken George, the legedary Plantem of previous MardiGrass.

6:00 pm * The Cooking with Cannabis, Vaporizer demonstration and other ways of getting Good Medicine into you without smoking. MC: The Cookie Queen.

7:00pm * Sunday Dinner with our MardiGrass Guests.

Peace Park:

Dawn * Mahawana Sunrise Meditation

10:00 am * The Pot Poets Breakfast......MC David Hallet .......A potted pot-pourri of some of the region's top performance poets will be poeting their infamous pot poems....visiting pot poets welcome.

11:00 am * MUSIC *

11:00 am * Seed Swap

11:30 * Hemp Olympix registration for Last Heats.

12:00 till 2:00 pm * Hemp Olympix * Last Heats and Finals] Growers Iron Person, Tug O' Peace & Bong Throw and Yell.

12:00 pm and 5:00 pm * Medical Cannabis Tent * Top O' Peace Park * MULLAWAY MEDICAL CANNABIS MEETING where Tony Bower is compiling a register for his soon to be authorised medical cannabis clinic, the first in the country. MS, HIV, cancer and chronic pain sufferers are invited to be part of Australias first legal medical cannabis dispensary trial.

1:00 pm * Leif's Circus Workshop for kids

1:00 pm * Medical Cannabis Tent * "Bubblebag" Hash Making Demonstration * Bubble Bag demonstration - Come see and learn how to use official Bubble Bag brand water filtration bags so that you can produce the highest quality resin extract from your plants. This will be a demonstration using lavender.

CANNABIS LAW REFORM RALLY AND PARADE * Prohibition is an incitement, not a control!

Remember there will be Road Closure of Cecil St. from Showgrounds and turning into Cecil St. from 2pm - 2.45pm - It's the Rally Point for March. From 2:30 to 3:00pm in Cullen Street between Cecil and Sibley traffic will be delayed by the parade.

2:00pm * Gather and get ready for the MardiGrass Parade. If you want to be in it join us all at the top of Cecil Street where it meets Cullen Street, opposite the local Police Station. The march is the main event, so please come.

FLOAT COMPETITION

First Prize One Thousand dollars.
Second Prize $250 voucher from Happy High Herbs
Third Prize $100 voucher from Happy High Herbs

CONDITIONS:
Height – Floats must not exceed 3.2 metres from “the road”.
Width – Must not exceed 2.4 metres wide.
Length – Should not exceed 4.2 metres long, however this is a bit flexible.
Floats must be peopled or green powered.
You will be given a competitor number at the beginning of the Parade. Floats may feature a single person or group, or may be a centrepiece of a larger on foot display.

These floats are our opportunity to present a powerful message to the outside world of both celebration and/or protest. Your float can express whatever you feel or want to share. We need floats and displays that reflect our area, our people, our pride and desires for the future, our fun and festivity.

Drug Law Reform is a major focus of this festival and we encourage all to have their say.

JUDGING:

Judges will remain unknown until the day of the event. They will be women and men, and mostly not part of the Happy High Herb shop.

A 1-10 point score method will be adopted.

1. Judged pre-parade whilst assembling:
Use of recycled materials
Originality
Punctuality

2. Judging During Parade:
Function (Locomotion)
Costumes
Message power
Overall effect
Crowd response

PRIZES will be presented to nominated heads of winning floats in Peace Park after the Rally. Contact the HEMP Embassy for details on 66891842

2:30pm CANNABIS LAW REFORM PARADE
The Parade begins at 2:30pm led by the Widjibal Elders of the Bunjalung Nation, with children holding the Koori flag, and makes its way to the Rally in Peace Park. Sometimes the parade might stop while the Ganja Faeries up front do a brief performance. This keeps the parade from being too hasty and allows the crowd a better opportunity to take it all in. Everyone waits behind the BIG JOINT until the procession continues. No rush. Percussionists who have not been practicing with the Ganja Faerie troupe are asked to form a second Drumming Troupe, further back in the parade to provide a continuing accompaniment for the parade. The procession will eventually make its way to the Rally for Cannabis Law Reform in Peace Park.

3:30pm CANNABIS LAW REFORM RALLY

At the end of the Parade we arrive in Peace Park for the Rally. Parade Float prizes will be awarded before the MardiGrass Harvest Celebration takes over the stage.

Short speeches by Bundjalung Elders, Dr Bob Melamede, Steve Bolt, Neil Pike, Dr Andrew Katelaris, Gail Clarke, Dr Keith Bolton, Michael Balderstone and Overseas Guests.

"This is our nineteenth consecutive Rally for Cannabis Law Reform. We vowed to Rally every year on the first Sunday in May until we are no longer criminals for using cannabis. The recent Nimbin police raids have highlighted their need to reconsider how their limited resources are spent. For over three decades they have been picking on the pot smokers in Nimbin with very expensive operations which have made little or no difference other than to create more young people with criminal records for life. Building more jails is a primitive approach to what is obviously a health and social issue.

After the Rally - More Music in Peace Park:
3-4 pm Peace Park. Kids Space. Circus Manipulation Play (hoops, juggling, trick sticks) 5-6 pm Peace Park. Kids Space. Basic tumbling and Acro-balance work shop.


Diana Anaid * 4:00pm
Nigel Mctrustry * 5:00pm
Nathan Kaye * 5:50pm
Dick Desert * 7:00pm
Bertha Control * 7:55pm
King Farook * 9:00pm

6:00 pm * Cooking with Cannabis, Vaporizer demonstration and other ways of getting Good Medicine into you without smoking.

Other Roadside Attractions:

10-11am Market Space. ReAct Circus Roving Performance.
10:30 Blue Mango
12 Ot’s and Co
1:30 Open Mic
RALLY
3:30 Floating Bridges
5 Electric Lemonade
6:30 KOBYA

OASIS: Members of the Northern Rivers Hemp Association are keen to meet any potential farmers, product processors or anyone interested in the NSW hemp industry, at their display behind the Oasis. Check out fibre samples from last year's crop, hemp fabrics, papers, building materials and plastics, footage of the first NSW commercial crops and a video of hemp building.
Find out about the Northern Rivers Hemp Association and what they're doing.

Mingle Park * DRY CAMP * Behind the Museum ..Music and comedy from midday Sunday including Paranoia Club, Louis Burdett, Manu, Fires from Africa, Chris Fisher, Floating Bridges and Lucky Last.
MC Robert Corowa says."Freedom is for all plants and animals as well as humans. No one has the right to tell me what I can or cannot eat."

HEMP Party Bar - - Fair Dinkum stand up voters can register here to join the HEMP Party!
 Polite Bureau serving Hempseed food and coffee


Cannabis Cup * Somewhere, Sometime ...

Nimbin Community Centre
10: 00 am to 6:00 pm* MardiGrass Market Stage * Family Friendly * Cranking music all weekend:

 

Hemp Embassy Back Veranda * Mid-day * Talk with Kog at midday on the HEMP Embassy back verandah where he will sign copies of his Golden Book on growing, or the CD, which will be showing in the Embassy and Museum all weekend.

Nimbin Hotel * Arvo-2pm-Somersault * Nite-6pm-2 Dogs (from hip hop band the resin dogs) DJ Kacth *
Food, drink, and live entertainment.

Birth and Beyond * The Nimbin Environment Centre is running MardiGrass Movies and a Chill Space in Birth and Beyond all weekend. The Hemp Solution, past MardiGrass Movies, Cheech and Chong, Environmental Films and more. Soup and Chai available. Armband entry or Donation

Stoned Crows

THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!

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