The Nimbin Hemp Embassy in a non-profit association incorporated under the name Nimbin Hemp and established in 1992. The Embassy’s objectives are cannabis law reform through educating the community about hemp products and cannabis, and promoting a more tolerant and compassionate attitude to people in general.
WELCOME TO THE THEATRE OF THE WAR ON DRUGS.
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The Nimbin HEMP Embassy in Australia recognises the outstanding achievements and contributions that Marco Renda (Treating Yourself magazine) makes in his support of Medical Cannabis and Hemp. In recognition we award the highest diplomatic title to Marco as our resident North American representative, HEMP Ambassador.
Prohibition was introduced as a fraud; it has been nursed as a fraud. It is wrapped in the livery of Heaven, but it comes to serve the devil. It comes to regulate by law our appetites and our daily lives. It comes to tear down liberty and build up fanaticism, hypocrisy, and intolerance. It comes to confiscate by legislative decree the property of many of our fellow citizens. It comes to send spies, detectives, and informers into our homes; to have us arrested and carried before courts and condemned to fines and imprisonments. It comes to dissipate the sunlight of happiness, peace, and prosperity in which we are now living and to fill our land with alienations, estrangements, and bitterness. It comes to bring us evil --only evil-- and that continually. Let us rise in our might as one and overwhelm it with such indignation that we shall never hear of it again as long as grass grows and water runs.
Roger Q. Mills of Texas, 1887.
4th July 2014 - Smoulder passed away a few days ago. He will be sorely missed. It is a criminal shame that he did not see legal medical cannabis in his lifetime.
People often write asking how they can help as a volunteer. The HEMP Embassy runs an information centre/ paraphernalia shop in Nimbin all year round to fund our fight against cannabis laws. This is staffed by rostered volunteers who live locally, or are on an extended visit. If you do not live close enough, there is still an opening. Every year, on the first weekend in May, we have the Nimbin MardiGrass Drug Law Reform Rally. To do this takes lots of volunteers who live locally OR are attending the MardiGrass. We have volunteers from all over the world who come to help make MardiGrass possible, not just stand and watch. It is fantastic to see. Feel free to come and joint in. If you ever come to Australia, drop in to the HEMP Embassy in Nimbin. Try to make it coincide with MardiGrass, if u can....otherwise, come anyway, or oppose stupid laws wherever you are, and you will be helping us all... That is the Norml state of affairs, but if you feel you have special skills that could help the cause, or see a need that is not catered to, then communicate and contribute. Send us your hemp related writings or art!
Our easy ordering Online Shop. The shop is active and up to date, at http://www.nimbinmardigrass.com/hempshop/. By all means check out the online shop.
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MARDIGRASS T-shirts available online!
Our fantastic forum is open. Join in!
As you may have spotted in the forum posts, the Australian HEMP Party is up and running. See http://australianhempparty.com/
Marijuana makes chemical contact with human bodies through cannabinoids, which are chemical compounds in marijuana (cannabis). The human body also creates cannabinoids. The body creates cannabinoids on-demand, such as when they are produced to serve as neuroprotectants when the brain’s nerve cells begin to fire too much, as in the case of stress, seizures or an impact to the brain. Our bodies also have cannabinoid receptors. Together, the cannabinoids and their receptors make up the human cannabinoid system. Just as there was a time when we didn’t know we had immune systems or hormonal systems, until 1988 we didn’t know that we had cannabinoid systems. The human body produces and utilizes its own cannabinoids, but the body can also utilize cannabinoids from external sources. One source of exogenous cannabinoids is marijuana, or to use marijuana’s botanical name, cannabis. Because these cannabinoids are plant-based, they would be considered phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids from marijuana fit nicely into human cannabinoid receptors. Thus, the cannabinoids from the cannabis plant can be utilized by the human cannabinoid system. Any woman who has had a hot flash can find an analogy in the hormone estrogen. As the process of menopause ensues, a woman’s estrogen level drops. Many women seek to balance their hormonal systems by taking in plant-based estrogens, phytoestrogens, such as soy or yams. Other women, during menopause, seek to balance their hormonal systems through the use of a synthetic estrogen (rather than a plant-based one) such as with the pharmaceutical Premarin. Likewise, one can take in synthetic cannabinoids through the pharmaceutical Marinol. So, in this analogy, pot is to a yam what Marinol is to Premarin.