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August 23, 2009 07:24pm
http://www.news.com....5005961,00.html
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IF Prime Minister Kevin Rudd can't stop giggling, feels paranoid or overly hungry when he visits Lismore hospital, he'll know exactly what's to blame.

It could be the subliminal influence of a 10-metre inflatable joint, which drug legalisation lobbyists will use to try to get the prime minister's attention during his visit tomorrow.

Members of the Nimbin Hemp Embassy will gather outside the hospital with their trusty mascot, hoping to talk to Mr Rudd about what they say is a health issue - legalising cannabis in Australia.

The group's president Michael Balderstone says he hopes to appeal to Mr Rudd's Christian sense of compassion.

"I think he is a compassionate man and he is a Christian and what would Jesus say – we're talking about the best pain-relieving herbs on the planet," he said.

Mr Balderstone said young people in Nimbin are constantly targeted in police raids and suffer permanent consequences. Nimbin has become a centre for alternative culture after a new generation of people decided to settle there following the Aquarius Festival in 1973.

"I live and work in Nimbin and we've become this big backpacker place and ... (police) are busting a lot of young people," he said.

"And it's making no difference and they're just all getting criminal records for life.

"Politicians are quite sheltered in a way and what's going on out here in the street is a huge culture of people who have lost respect for the system, because these laws have criminalised them and made something that makes them feel good into an illicit act."

Mr Rudd has previously said he has never smoked marijuana and takes a tough line on drugs.
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Wow, looks like a non-biased news report about cannabis in the herald sun? Never thought I'd see the day.
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I wish we had the guns (metaphorically speaking) to just bloody protest to have the prohibition lifted all together. Like we did with Alcohol :-)
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Take the good with the bad. Accept the consequences of your own actions and you can be anyone. Some rules just seem meant to be broken!

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Sweet! The hemp embassy just got the Australian cannabis movement 10 seconds of coverage on SBS news.

A good days work from the good people at the hemp embassy, I would say.

Edited by jabez, 24 August 2009 - 07:26 PM.

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Do ya reckon this has got 'winner' written all over it?
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Oh great , a Giant inflatable Joint is going to be shown to our PM ,, that should really show him how responsible we are :D Fucken amazes me ,, people wonder why Pot is illegal ,, when some do stupid shit like this !! Really shows a great example of pot smokers doesnt it ???? No wonder people think we are wankers !
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YEA DO BAD HE IS NOT MICHAEL PHELPS THEN HE COULD JUST SMOKE AND SWIM AND I MEAN SWIM WELL
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You nailed it Closet Grower.
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Grow up closet grower, I mean what have YOU done for the cause mate??! The Hemp Embassy got a VERY rare non biased story about legalizing cannabis in the herald sun and a non biased story on SBS news and probably got coverage from plenty of others.

Again what have you done?

Edited by jabez, 27 August 2009 - 02:50 AM.

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I'm really pleased that they managed to get some relatively intelligent reporting of the event .....

Has Closet Grower even seen the big joint and what's written on it ?

It's quite good and eye catching in my opinion
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