FEATURED EVENT

MardiGrass Cannabis Law Reform Rally & Parade

MardiGrass Rally & Parade is the main event, so please walk with us for cannabis law reform!

2024 Program

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  • Hemposium: Aromatics & Cannabinoids

    In this presentation Mark will take a look at the chemistry & therapeutic advantages of the polypharmacy approach in formulating effective products using aromatics paired with cannabinoids. The Entourage Effect on Steroids!

  • ‘Out There’ book launch

    Drop by the Aquarius Church over the MardiGrass weekend to experience an extraordinary and "out there" book!

  • Cannabliss Garden Party

    All female cast to celebrate to femme plant that we all adore!

  • MardiGrass Opening Protest

    1993 was the year when Bob Hopkins surrendered to Nimbin Police in protest of Cannabis prohibition during the first MardiGrass rally.

  • Hash Suppositorium

    Includes a live demonstration. Remember, getting old is not for the squeamish. Meet old hippies here and long time cannabis law reform activists. The Hemp Bar hosts Ghosts of MardiGrass Past!

  • MardiGrass Opening Ceremony

    Bundjalung-Widjabal dancers will herald the arrival of Chibo carrying the Hemp Olympix Torch with the Eternal Flame For The Victims Of Prohibition

  • Laugh Mob’s Stoner Stand Up Comedy

    The Laugh Mob crew are back at the Nimbin MardiGrass for another year! They are bringing the laughs as long as you bring the joints. The more you smoke the funnier they are!

  • Hemp Fashion Parade

    Come frolic with faeries and fashionistas ! Journey through local hemp fields of fashion and learn how you too can dress like a hemp faerie.  Save the planet and wear hemp! The Ganja Army Needs You!

  • Nimbin Street Drummers

    The percussion circle right on Nimbin’s own ‘Blister’ attracts local musicians, dancers and revellers every Friday night until late. MardiGrass Friday is no exception!

  • Great Green Cabaret

    Nimbin’s fantastic Great Green Cabaret returns for 2024 MardiGrass! No pre-booking. Doors open at 7pm, and first in/best seated. Entry by MardiGrass wristband or $20.

  • Disco Sista’s Chill Out

    Chill out from 8 pm Friday 3 May in the Hall Garden Tent.

  • Disco Sista’s Freaky Fractals

    Fractal, freaky sound shapes from 11 pm Saturday 4 May in the Hall Garden Tent.

  • Louey Howell and the FUNKATU Collective

    FUNKATU bring a vibrant and eclectic fusion of funk, reggae, soul, ska, punk and hip hop to the dance floor.

  • TAIAHA

    TAIAHA transcends the genres that are so important to culture and industry and breaks them down to their most basic form; frequency and language.

  • 2024 Hemposium

    MardiGrass Hemposium showcases an amazing collection of Cannabis experts across medical, industrial, science, politics, culture and more!

  • Industrial Hemp Expo

    Workshops, talks, demos and expo on industrial hemp ALL WEEKEND!

  • Mullaway Yarns

    Don’t say anything; just mullaway!

  • Mary Jane Photo Booth

    Have a photo taken with the Goddess of Cannabis herself and step into the world of Mary Jane, a visionary on a quest for the global emancipation of the cannabis plant.

  • ‘Out There’ A Potted History of Nimbin

    “Out There” chronicles 50 years of alternative revolution: the simplest, yet […]

  • Cannabis Laws in Australia

    Come on a journey into many cruel and unusual drug laws running rampant in contemporary Oz.

  • Medicinal Cannabis Therapy

    Radic will talk about the how and why Cannabis therapeutics works, and how to apply Cannabis therapy to relieve symptoms and even heal ailments.

  • Voices of Change: Exploring Psychedelic Not-for-Profits

    Join us to delve into the impactful work of Australia's most compelling drug law reform not-for-profit organizations, both above and below ground, as they navigate the complexities of drug reform, education, and advocacy.

  • Cannabis, crime and the dumb drug war

    How cannabis prohibition contributes to organised crime, gang violence and enormous costs to government and community.

  • Hemp Puppet & Hemp Bead Making Workshop

    Martin will show you how to make beautiful jewellery which is also strong, durable and environmentally friendly.

  • Possible Cannabis Law Reform Options

    Dr Moylan has published an a comprehensive discussion paper entitled 'Cannabis Law Reform in Australia'.

  • The Gatekeepers for Psychedelic Assisted Therapy approval

    In July 2023, Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration [TGA] designated Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) as the gatekeepers determining who gets approval to begin Psychedelic Assisted Therapy [PAT].

  • Stoned Chess

    11.30 am : World Stoned Chess Championship Registration Register at […]

  • One year of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy in Australia

    This panel brings together researchers, psychologists, doctors, legal experts and advocates to discuss what has happened in psychedelic-assisted therapy in Australia since July 2023, an what it means for the future of psychological health care?

  • Women and Weed: The Power and Pain of Femininity

    An advocate for women’s rights, equality, inclusivity, and social and community development, Rachel believes that cannabis law reform is well overdue.

  • Hemp Olympix

    Sometime in the mid 90s, Chibo, Bob and Michael walked into the Hemp Bar and decided that Mardigrass needed events which would entertain as well as educate, and the Hemp Olympix were born!!

  • Hemp and Regenerative Farming

    We envision small-scale hemp farms with centralised processing facilities to empower people to live on the land and contribute to a plant-based economy.

  • 420 Superstore

    Join these Australian underground hip-hop acts as they craft an unforgettable experience, seamlessly blending their beats and lyrics with the vibrant tapestry of the cannabis culture at Nimbin MardiGrass.

  • NSW Hemp Industry Taskforce

    Hear about the goals and plans of the newly minted NSW Hemp Industry Taskforce.

  • Cultivating Cannabis in New Zealand and around the world

    An overview of cannabis – from cultivation lessons, genetics and breeding insights, to harvesting, processing and different consumption methods.

  • Science behind roadside drug testing and detection in saliva

    Have you ever wondered how drugs find their way into your saliva?

  • Uppers & Lowers: the Legislative Path to Legalising Cannabis

    Join Senator David Shoebridge and Greens candidate, Mandy Nolan, in conversation about the federal path to legalising cannabis for recreational adult use in Australia.

  • How to be Psychedelically Aware

    The psychedelic experience from preparation to integration.

  • The Adventures of The Good Bloke

    Fiona Patten in conversation with Charles 'The Good Bloke' Staunton.

  • Meeting: Legalise Cannabis Party

    All Welcome! Meet our elected State representatives from NSW, Western Australia and Victoria.

  • Shiva Shimmer Squad

    Join the Squad for an interactive "Step into Sparkle" dance workshop.

  • Responsible use of cannabis in pregnancy

    About cannabis, pregnancy and parenthood (pre & post natal use).

  • Introduction to mushroom cultivation

    Sustainable cultivation of fungi through low-tech methods that can be done in an ordinary kitchen.

  • Hard Labor: Working with Labor Governments in NSW and Victoria

    Jeremy and David will discuss their lessons from working with Labor Governments in pursuit of cannabis reform and the processes of government business.

  • TAIAHA

    TAIAHA transcends the genres that are so important to culture and industry and breaks them down to their most basic form; frequency and language. The meaning of the words and the feeling of the music.

  • The Assange Epic

    John is the father of Julian Assange. He is an anti-war activist and retired builder. His fight to free his son from prison is the subject of the multi-award winning film "Ithaka: a father, a family, a fight for justice."

  • It’s high time we legalised pot

    It’s been 25 years since the 1999 NSW drug summit.

  • Kombi Konvoy

    Line the street to welcome up to 100 kombis pass through Nimbin!

  • 4:20 Stoner Blaze

    Welcome to the Earth’s longest running “Four Twenty” Demonstration!

  • Moonshadow Memorial Marijuana Music Awards

    In memory of Frances Moonshadow, stalwart supporter of cannabis law reform and medicinal use, MardiGrass is proud to present our annual Marijuana Music Awards.

  • Pathways to Cannabis Legalisation

    This panel will present detailed analysis, assessments, description and planning of Cannabis Policy in Australia.

  • Wil Massey

    Dobro pickin' Australian songster with a touch of soul.

  • Laugh Mob’s Stoner Stand Up Comedy

    The Laugh Mob crew are back at the Nimbin MardiGrass for another year! They are bringing the laughs as long as you bring the joints. The more you smoke the funnier they are!

  • Psilocybin-Containing Fungi in Australia

    This talk will discuss the species of psilocybin-containing fungi in Australia, new species that are emerging, and discussion of the impacts on our understanding of the genus Psilocybe from recent research.

  • 420 Superstore

    Join these Australian underground hip-hop acts as they craft an unforgettable experience, seamlessly blending their beats and lyrics with the vibrant tapestry of the cannabis culture at Nimbin MardiGrass.

  • What regulations do we want, and how to get there?

    Q&A with Cannabis law reform MPs and Advisors.

  • Dance for Drug Law Reform

    Featuring Zen Mechanics

  • Beyond Psilocybin: Exploring Alternative Psychedelics

    In this talk I will discuss several facets of the actions and effects of psychedelics, leading to an exploration of the potential for psychedelics beyond psilocybin to be utilised in medical practice.

  • ConeHeadZ

    Featuring ConeHeadZ, CJDDJ, Sassy Squatch & "The Nature Boy" Stick Flair

  • MardiGrass Comedy Show

    The MardiGrass Comedy Show is a tradition almost as old as police harassment. But it’s funnier, much funnier.

  • The Mackay murder and NSW drug laws

    The Mackay murder is one of the black holes of Australian history, involving corrupt NSW police, politicians and the Nugan Hand bank.

  • Marijuana Australiana

    Marijuana Australiana (2016) is a feature length documentary about Australia's evolving relationship with the world of recreational and medical cannabis.

  • Jesse Morris and the Shakedown

    A collection of rebel folk songs, woven into Caribbean grooves, laced with salty psychedelic-dub, and delivered via an ensemble that offers up flavours of afrobeat, soul, funk and dancehall.

  • Hilyte Freedom Band

    Hylite Freedom Band draw on musical genres such as reggae, soul, funk, blues, rock and country.

  • Sky Eater

    Contemporary fusion of dub, trip-hop and soulful pop that warms the heart

  • Pot Poet’s Breakfast

    Hosted by award-winning Nimbin poet olympian David Hallett, this poetic […]

  • Medicinal Cannabis Therapy

    Radic will talk about the how and why Cannabis therapeutics works, and how to apply Cannabis therapy to relieve symptoms and even heal ailments.

  • Peace Pow Wow for Pot Pollies

    A chance for our pot parliamentarians representing Cannabis to hear from the farmers and producers of the Hempire and discuss strategy and tactics as the revolution progresses.

  • Potential of Psychedelics for the Betterment of Well People

    In this talk I will discuss several facets of the concept of the "Betterment of Well People", leading to an exploration of the potential for psychedelics to enhance our lives in ways other than just the purely medical.

  • Kog’s Growers Circle

    Q&A with local legend, Kog

  • Navigating the troubled seas of politics

    Political report from Western Australia on changing RDT laws and advocacy for home grown. What issues are progressing, and who's listening?

  • Amanita muscaria: poisonous toadstool, noxious weed, or curious elixir

    This talk is a review of some of the recent literature, leading into harm minimisation and a few other things to keep in mind with this curious toadstool.

  • The Drug taking Lawyer – My Story About Coming Out As A Drug User

    Miles will discuss the reasons why he 'came out' and the effects it had on his career, reputation and personal relationships.

  • Paul Jarrah

    Over 3,000 of our own original compositions!

  • Hemp Olympix

    Sometime in the mid 90s, Chibo, Bob and Michael walked into the Hemp Bar and decided that Mardigrass needed events which would entertain as well as educate, and the Hemp Olympix were born!!

  • What is delaying the Hemp revolution?

    Australia started as a penal colony and regrettably we have not evolved greatly.

  • Cannabinopathic Medicine and the Future of Sustainable Healthcare

    What is the future of cannabinopathic medicine?

  • Hemp Innovations: Product Development and Improvement

    This panel will explore product developments and improvements which feed into the exciting future landscape for hemp.

  • Cannabis reform in Victoria: The LCV experience 2023-24

    The session will provide an overview of the major activities of Legalise Cannabis Victoria in the Victorian Parliament since Rachel and David were elected in November 2022.

  • MardiGrass Cannabis Law Reform Rally & Parade

    MardiGrass Rally & Parade is the main event, so please walk with us for cannabis law reform!

  • Mad Collective Connection

    Mad Collective Connection, led by Mystic and Dominic, exemplifies the transformative power of music and the indomitable human spirit.

  • Laugh Mob’s Stoner Stand Up Comedy

    The Laugh Mob crew are back at the Nimbin MardiGrass for another year! They are bringing the laughs as long as you bring the joints. The more you smoke the funnier they are!

  • Disco Sista’s Groove

    Groove away from 5 pm Sunday 5 May in the Hall Garden Tent.

  • 420 Superstore

    Join these Australian underground hip-hop acts as they craft an unforgettable experience, seamlessly blending their beats and lyrics with the vibrant tapestry of the cannabis culture at Nimbin MardiGrass.

  • King B-Fine

    King B-Fine has carved a captivating musical journey that transcends genres and emotions.

  • Kwasi Bruni

    Sensational, improvised Afro Cuban groove music.

  • Felicity Lawless

    Felicity Lawless stimulates the senses and elevates the soul with music fusing world, rock and folk elements.