In 1990, the cannabinoid receptor was first discovered in the human brain and by 1992 the entire endocannabinoid system had been uncovered. With this, science glimpsed the potential medicinal benefits of marijuana for the first time. Since then these potential medicinal uses have been well documented. According to Harm Reduction Journal’s report titled “Harm Reduction – The Cannabis Paradox”, cannabinoids “regulate intercellular communication, especially in the immune and nervous systems,” as well as “modulate and coordinate tissues, organ and body systems (including cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, excretory, immune… and respiratory systems).”
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Justice Action Group
The Nimbin Justice Action BBQs are all about exotic sausages and chicken kebabs sizzling alongside onion rings and chops. But with added bite-sized chunks of legal information with one simple down-to-earth message for each Saturday morning BBQ. 2010 MardiGrass Saturday May 1st 11.00 am – JAG BBQ Justice Action Group – Legal Advice and Theatre. If you have a history of interaction with the police, this is the event for you!
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LEAP's Annual Report
Founded in 2002 by five cops, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is run and represented solely by those who fought on the front lines of the “war on drugs” and who know firsthand that prohibition only worsens drug addiction and street violence. Today, LEAP has more than 30,000 supporters including police, prosecutors, judges, FBI/DEA agents, corrections officials, military personnel and civilians. LEAP has members in 76 countries and its 100 speakers have helped to put a credible face on the modern anti-prohibition movement by giving more than 5,500 presentations to civic groups, public officials, members of the media and others. More information about LEAP is online at: www.CopsSayLegalizeDrugs.com
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Table of Brotherhood
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Prohibition is a sickening horror and the ocean of incompetence, corruption and human wreckage it has left in its wake is almost endless. Prohibition has decimated generations and criminalized millions for a behavior which is entwined in human existence, and for what other purpose than to uphold the defunct and corrupt thinking of a minority of misguided, self-righteous Neo-Puritans and degenerate demagogues who wish nothing but unadulterated destruction on the rest of us. Based on the unalterable proviso that drug use is essentially an unstoppable and ongoing human behavior which has been with us since the dawn of time, any serious reading on the subject of past attempts at any form of drug prohibition would point most normal thinking people in the direction of sensible regulation. By its very nature prohibition cannot fail but create a vast increase in criminal activity, and rather than preventing society from descending into anarchy, it actually fosters an anarchic business model – the international Drug Trade. Any decisions concerning quality, quantity, distribution and availability are then left in the hands of unregulated, anonymous, ruthless drug dealers, who are interested only in the huge profits involved. Many of us have now finally wised up to the fact that the best avenue towards realistically dealing with drug use and addiction is through proper regulation, which is what we already do with alcohol & tobacco –two of our most dangerous mood altering substances. But for those of you whose ignorant and irrational minds traverse a fantasy plane of existence, you will no doubt remain sorely upset with any type of solution that does not seem to lead to the absurd and unattainable utopia of a drug free society. There is an irrefutable connection between drug prohibition and the crime, corruption, disease and death it causes. If you are not capable of understanding this connection, then maybe you’re using something far stronger than the rest of us. Anybody ‘halfway bright’ and who’s not psychologically challenged, should be capable of understanding, that it is not simply the demand for drugs that creates the mayhem; it is our refusal to allow legal businesses to meet that demand. No amount of money, police powers, weaponry, diminution of rights and liberties, wishful thinking or pseudo-science will make our streets safer; only an end to prohibition can do that. How much longer are you willing to foolishly risk your own survival by continuing to ignore the obvious, historically confirmed solution? If you still support the kool aid mass suicide cult of prohibition, and erroneously believe that you can win a war without logic and practical solutions, then prepare yourself for even more death, corruption, terrorism, sickness, imprisonment, unemployment, foreclosed homes, and the complete loss of the rule of law and the Bill of Rights. “A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.” Abraham Lincoln The only thing prohibition successfully does is prohibit regulation & taxation while turning even our schools and prisons into black markets for drugs. Regulation would mean the opposite!
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Smack, Crack and Pot!
Prohibition is a sickening horror and the ocean of incompetence, corruption and human wreckage it has left in its wake is almost endless. Prohibition has decimated generations and criminalized millions for a behavior which is entwined in human existence, and for what other purpose than to uphold the defunct and corrupt thinking of a minority of misguided, self-righteous Neo-Puritans and degenerate demagogues who wish nothing but unadulterated destruction on the rest of us.
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Civil Liberties Observer Group
The Civil Liberties Observer Group for the Mardis-Grass of 2010 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 Mardis-Grass Organising Committee, 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 Hello to all CLOG ☼ 2010 participants,
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The big whinge from the Feds however was the new performance based policing. We all agree it’s a world gone mad on bureaucratic regulations. Control freak nerds behind desks hold the power now instead of the frontline warriors. It’s a massive power shift in Copperworld. Most of the nice old cops, the ones I liked, have got smaller pay packets now while the workaholic hunters new on the track are grabbing all the bonuses. There are hundreds of overseas trips (wife included) up for grabs for anyone scoring over 1000 points in a calendar month. A Well Known Nimbin Tourist Deterrent is about to visit Europe for the third time in twelve months, all on bonus points. It’s like frequent fliers. Station perk funding as well as individual bonuses all now depend on performance and how do you measure that?
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Cannabis Rally 2008 Nimbin MardiGrass