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I live in Kin Kin - and have organised a plant swap in Nimbin. 4th March, 2015 (...date may change) If you are interested in being involved in person - or giving me your plants (with a list of what you would like to swap for) - PM me. This event will be tri-monthly.
Source: http://m.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/popular-alternative-lifestyle-town-of-nimbin-becomes-target-of-police-drug-raids/story-fnje8bkv-1227055327565 Popular alternative lifestyle town of Nimbin becomes target of police drug raids THE grass may be greener on the other side of Nimbin for residents this afternoon, with reports of widespread police raids in the town known for its relaxed attitude to drugs. Police have arrested eight people and seized two kilograms of cannabis after a cafe and bookshop were raided as part of an ongoing drug operation in the Nimbin area. Seventy police, along with specialist officers, swooped on the town as part of Operation Oleary established by the Richmond Local Area Command. Its alleged the arrested have been involved in the ongoing supply of drugs; including cannabis, LSD, MDMA and prescription medication. Police will also allege the two businesses raided were selling prohibited drugs from the stores. The operation remains ongoing, with a simultaneous drug dog operation targeting the entire township. A third search warrant is being executed at a residential address in Jiggi, where police have allegedly located a large amount of mature cannabis plants. One business owner, who did not want to be named, said police arrived at about 11am and started randomly drug testing people in the street. She said there was a drug forensic bus, the riot squad and sniffer dogs in the towns main street. Theyre randomly drug testing people in the street, swabbing them, and they arrested someone for swearing. They raided a bookshop in town and the Oasis Café, closed them down for business and went through all their customers there. Its bad for the town because everyones just minding their own business and day-trippers are here to enjoy the scenery and it puts a very horrible vibe on the place. Richmond Local Area Commander Superintendent Greg Martin said todays arrests are the culmination of six months work by his Drug Unit. As a result of this operation, we have dismantled a criminal group we allege was responsible for supplying significant amounts of drugs throughout the Nimbin area, Superintendent Martin said. Im aware of the reputation this area has had for a number of years, in regard to drug use and supply. Concerns from members of the community have triggered todays action, and the results should demonstrate that we are committed to working on this issue. Those charged with ongoing drug supply face up to 25 years jail. We will continue to target drug offenders and treat them with the seriousness they deserve, he said. The operation is still underway. Further seizures and arrests are expected.
Some of us are going to meet up for a chat and trade and what not at this years mardigrass, anyone feel free to join, there is no official meeting spot or time yet, this thread is to talk about it. You can attend for free, just rock up in your van park it up and hang about, but if you like the cause its respectable to pay the price for the arm band so you can attent talks and the ball and games and stuff... all weekend pass is $50 pp (also funds the H.E.M.P party). camping, is 75$ at the caravan site for 3 days, or 50$ at the show grounds, and normally the same down hear the rainbow temple and Nimbin Rox. otherwise just sleep in van on side of road, have never had any troubles doing this before. (http://www.nimbinmardigrass.com/accom.html'>http://www.nimbinmardigrass.com/accom.html) If you have no money and dont wanna bum around then you can always volanteer you get camping and a pass in exchange ;) but really you goto be there today for this.... keep the chat about the meet and what we can do in this thread ;) http://www.nimbinmardigrass.com/ program: http://www.nimbinmardigrass.com/accom.html'>http://www.nimbinmardigrass.com/accom.html -v bring some seeds last year there was a organised "seed trade" put on by the mardi grass organisers. and we can have our own private one ;)