Logic Component #1 = Cannabis was WRONGLY
CONVICTED OF BEING A DANGEROUS DRUG IN THE FIRST PLACE and should be freely
available for any individual or company to use, possess, cultivate or supply with-in the
boundaries of the Nimbin Valley.
Logic Component #2 = The role of the Police during the Nimbin
Valley Cannabis Trial would be to enforce the law as if Cannabis HAD
NEVER BEEN AN ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE IN THE FIRST PLACE and their primary role would be
to protect the peaceful citizens of Nimbin (and their cannabis crops) from violence
Cannabis Trial would be for a 12 month period with provisions for;
4-20 specialist cannabis retail outlets in the "cafe"
mode example www.nimbinHEMPbar.com
2) An 'informal' out door market
area for street dealers / occasional - amateur growers.
3) All business with an ABN
in Nimbin able to retail any form of cannabis product along
side their existing inventory.
Organic Cannabis Growing CoOperatives, organized with the
same ethos as the "multiple occupancy communities"
that already exist in the Nimbin Valley.
420 'designated' OutDoor Cannabis Gardens (show pieces)
for tourists to visit and relax in.
admittance unless 18 years or older. No sale or use of hard drugs. Availability of heath
information on cannabis use, harm reduction and cessation. Facility for summary closure
for breach of fair trading regulations.
Anyone with the initiative, capital and ability to run a business.
and Legal Issues.
would carry appropriate health information about cannabis use. Safety and driving would be
included in this advice, as would advice about cookie consumption and any other health
issues considered appropriate. The duty of care, beyond those of general liability,
remains with the consumer.
Supply of cannabis
for Coffee Shops
Nimbin, the issue of supplying enough cannabis is not really a problem. The supply of
cannabis occurs at a cottage industry level without organised crime links and
there are enough local growers in the Nimbin area to maintain a steady supply of quality
forces will determine the price and quality of cannabis products and the price of
bush buds should be driven down to around $50/30gm while more exotic or potent
cannabis products might sell for as much as $100-150/30gm
In general cannabis users are a peaceful bunch, although mixing it with alcohol can fuel
aggression. I would expect Coffeeshops to be aware of these issues as part of their
cannot be over emphasised that the Nimbin Community has
already shown by it's actions over the last 30 odd years
that it is capable of becoming a world leader in sustainable
alternative lifestyle 'once given a free hand with-in the
boundaries of the Nimbin Valley'.
an EXIT Strategy?
after 1 year, the objective of establishing "fair and just cannabis trading in a
peaceful atmosphere" has not been achieved, if the streets are more violent than
they are now, if tourism drops off, if anarchy and apathy rein, then Prohibition can
be simply be reinstated and the jack boot of oppression reapplied.