Welcome to Nimbin’s 21st annual MardiGrass gathering and rally for Cannabis law reform. Every year we come together to rally for these tragic, ignorant, appallingly rude and unholy laws to change. Change is coming. www.NimbinMardiGrass.com
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When we heard on the news that the head of the NSW police drug squad, Detective Superintendent Nick Bingham, said he would like to see cautions given for all “use-possession-type drug offences”, we couldn’t believe our ears. Did someone spike the coffee?
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The MardiGrass Comedy Show will fill the Nimbin Town Hall with laughs on Saturday night, May 5, when that master of wobbly mirth, Steady Eddy takes the stage. MardiGrass comedy has been part of the MardiGrass rally for many years now and has featured many famous Australian comedians.
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What are Endocannabinoids?
Endocannabinoids are a group of lipid compounds (fatlike) that are produced by some invertebrates and all vertebrates including humans. Their classification is based on their biological activity, which is often similar to that of the main psychoactive phytocannabinoid (plant cannabinoid) delta-9 tetrahydrocanabinol (THC) found in the marijuana plant.
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A Dream Deferred
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.
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What About The Children?
“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.
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Every vertebrate, from the time of conception till the time of death, literally has all body systems homeostatically regulated by endocannabinoids (marijuana-like compounds produced by the body). Illnesses are biochemical imbalances, failures of homeostasis. By being alive, all organisms suffer from the common biochemical imbalances that underlie aging and all age-related illness, including autoimmune, cognitive, cardiovascular diseases, as well as cancers.
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Michelle Rainey talks
In the year 2000 I started to work for Marc Emery and we both formed the British Columbia Marijuana Party. From there we did quite a few other projects which were of course funded by Marc Emery’s Emery Direct Seed Business which I actually ran for a period of time up until 2005 when the U.S. Government and the DEA came up to Canada. They decided to arrest Marc, myself and another fellow by the name Greg Williams. They charged us with three different counts one was conspiracy, the other was money laundering and another charge of manufacturing.
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We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use,” he said. “What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect. ..
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There is a growing number of clinical studies that indicate that cannabis or single cannabinoids may have medicinal value for certain diseases and under certain conditions. In the period from 1975 to current, at least 110 controlled clinical studies have been published, assessing well over 6100 patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses. Also the mechanisms of action are becoming increasingly clear since the discovery of the endocannabinoid system and its physiological functions. In 2006
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