Cannabis law reform advocates will call for an end to marijuana prohibition outside a northern NSW court house as a curtain raiser to the annual MardiGrass parade. The Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party will hold the protest outside the Lismore Court House at midday on Tuesday. They will also deliver letters asking for an end to cannabis prohibition to the courthouse, Lismore Police Station, federal member Janelle Saffin and state MP Thomas George. HEMP president Michael Balderstone said HEMP was calling for a public forum in Lismore to discuss the “taboo” that drug laws have failed. “Our politicians are so terrified of this taboo subject, they are scared of public backlash but I think they are reading it wrong,” he said. Tuesday’s protest precedes the 20th annual Cannabis Law Reform Rally, also known as MardiGrass 2012, held over the first weekend in May in Nimbin. MardiGrass will hold debates and information sessions, run the Hemp Olympix and stage musical performances. It will culminate with a protest rally through the streets of Nimbin on Sunday.
via : Nine Msn
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