Nimbin wants medical cannabis amnesty and trial


By Darren Coyne – Echo Net Daily – Oct 20, 2107

Medicinal cannabis advocates in Nimbin want the Lismore City Council to contact the State Government asking for an amnesty and a trial to take place in the village.

For many years, Nimbin has been at the forefront of the push to recognise cannabis as medicine, and regularly holds workshops to provide people with information about the many uses of cannabis.

Another workshop will be held on November 11  at the Bush Theatre in the old Nimbin butter factory.

Hemp Embassy president Michael Balderstone said the recent announcement that a Canadian company wanted to set up a medicinal cannabis facility on land supplied by the Richmond Valley Council was seen as ironic by people in Nimbin.

‘The irony of Casino getting this huge crop is not lost on anyone in Nimbin, It also adds to a situation which is very confusing for everyone,’ Mr Balderstone said.

“Every announcement from the government gives people the impression that medical cannabis is legal and as a result Nimbin has been flooded with people searching for medicine.’

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