He glared at the room full of us, me with my tangled and filthy dreadlocks standing out like a taxi in Cullen street, made the mistake of looking him in the eye. “You’re finished Bethany or whatever your name is this week,” he screamed. “And we know you’ve been buying up all the good weed so we can’t get any.
( full story … Maybe Unda and out )
On the 23 of August we will be going to NSW Parliament House to hand over our terms for a treaty on Cannabis. A treaty will be drawn up and presented to the Secretary of Health as it is the Health Department that control the Growing and Possession of cannabis in NSW for medical purposes. We will be asking that person to discuss a treaty. With the help and support of the Hemp Embassy we will be asking everyone to come down and support this.
( full story … Support for Cannabis Treaty )
President Richard Nixon officially declared a war on drugs in a message to Congress on June 17, 1971. Thirty-eight years later, on May 14, 2009, the Obama administration’s drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, matter-of-factly declared during a newspaper interview that he was ending the war on drugs.
( full story … A Dream Deferred )
The near naked girls fled into the bush and back towards the camp and their children. I scarcely moved as three big black ants poured out of the chopper and down the rope. “You must come now”, was all the first man said. I knew better than to argue.
( full story … Unda the Rabbits and Nim Bin Laden )
“What about the children?,” is one of the persistent refrains we hear from the cannabis prohibitionists, so let’s examine some factual information regarding cannabis and the children. In order to understand the potential impact of cannabis use on children, or anyone else, it’s necessary to first examine the endocannabinoid (marijuana from within) system and how it impacts all of us.
( full story … What About The Children? )
In the last little fragment of The History of Life on Earth, a certain hominid species evolved victorious from an era of ice ages by growing new brain pathways, eradicating its milder mannered cousins, and acquiring a taste for coastal property. This species called itself Homo sapiens, which means Wise Man.
( full story … Wise Man and Useful Fibre Plant )
The production of hemp (Cannabis sativa) was one of the prime motivators for the Anglo – European colonisation of the continent that became known as Australia.
( full story … Hemp in British and Australian Colonial History )
Cannabis is the world’s favourite illegal drug, but also one of the least understood. Can cannabis cause schizophrenia? Is it addictive? Can it lead you on to harder drugs? Or is it simply a herb, an undervalued medicine? Addiction specialist Dr John Marsden discovers that modern science is finally beginning to find answers to these questions. John traces the cannabis plants’ birthplace in Kazakhstan; finds the origins of our sensitivity to cannabis in the simple sea squirt; and finds out just what it does to our brains.
( full story … Cannabis: The Evil Weed? )
To all people interested in hemp foods:- As many of you would be aware Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) are currently considering our A1039 application to have hemp foods licensed as a human food.
( full story … Application to have hemp foods licensed )
This year the MardiGrass Comedy Club will be an extra special event on Saturday Night, April 30, from 8-10pm. For a start the Comedy Club will be held in Nimbin Town Hall. Pretty fancy. This beautiful and venerable space will be transformed into the coolest comedy club this side of the Pacific. But the really exciting news is the line-up.
( full story … 2011 MardiGrass Comedy Club )