Another fresh load of life experience day-trippers arrive in the ‘Big Smoke’ terminus in Nimbin Australia. Scenic Nimbin reaches fever pitch when lunchtime comes around. More than ever the day-trippers flock to the Mecca of HOLYWEED, Marijuana, Ganja, Cannabis, HEMP etc.
New spaces are now available for cars, trucks, bigger buses and more signs. Wider roads, longer footpaths, a larger Hospital, extra Parks and gardens, excellent schools, more beautiful environments, longer lunches on longer benches, more comfortable seating, coffee an cakes, large coke, meat pies, falafel rolls and pastizzi.
Hey, wait there is money to be made. How could you refuse three cookies for ten bucks or ten bucks a gram for good bush buds? It’s a no whinge situation in Nimbin. Everyone is fat & happy. Nimbin is cutting edge, front-line, in your face tourism.
Just as well the choppers come every year to keep the price of weed stable, otherwise there would be no money to be made from selling pot at all. Very fortunately for some of us ‘using marijuana’ is still illegal.
Try to imagine what Nimbin would be like without the extremely lucrative cannabis trade. Where would all the day-trippers go? What would happen to the Music, Art and Orthodox Hippy culture? Rainbow heaven would become grey mediocrity.
By my calculations, when smokin’ dope is decriminalised, most of us Nimbinji will need a shower, haircut, a real job with a different attitude. A bit like changing your religion. Wow. Heavy.
And the day a Ganja Cookie is about the same price as any other cookie will mean very big changes to Nimbin society. Weed will be worthless or about as much as broccoli or parsley.
THEN the millions of taxpayer dollars spent to fight the ‘war on drugs’,
PLUS the millions of dollars generated by Pot-growers and Dealers,
PLUS the millions of business dollars attracted directly and indirectly, will be spent somewhere else. Wherever on whatever, but NOT on pot and not in Nimbin. Nimbin life will change drastically. Tourism in Nimbin will die.
The biggest international tourist destination that Lismore City Council has ultimate control over is beautiful scenic Nimbin.
I hope and pray that the Police Helicopter comes to do the rounds again next season as usual. Marijuana prices must remain at a sustainable level. (subject only to supply and demand and seasonal fluctuations.)
Prohibition will sustain the growing Nimbin economy that is thriving vibrantly. And the people of Nimbin will continue to glow with potent energy and their dynamic community spirit, ensuring the attraction of ever more Cannabis consumers who build the strong foundation of a sustainable future with tourism in Nimbin.
See you all again at the next Nimbin MardiGrass in May. It’ll be a bumper!
Hooray for HOLYWEED: Heathen J. Lovechild – Nimbin, Australia.