Sunday 7 May 2023

Gather at 2pm in the Western Carpark

The MARDIGRASS Parade is not a spectator sport. Please feel free to join the parade and show your support for pot law reform.

We’re all in this together!

Gather and get ready for the MardiGrass Parade!! Meet at the exit of the western car park, across the road from the Community Centre Market.

The march is the main event, so please walk with us for cannabis law reform!

This is our 31st consecutive annual Rally for Cannabis Law Reform.

We vowed to Rally every year on the first Sunday in May until we are no longer criminals for using this herb. Prohibition is an incitement, not a control! MardiGrass will become a Festival when we can celebrate the herb without fear of prosecution and persecution. When the Police have a float in the street parade behind the Ganja Faeries, Big Joint & POLITE, then we really will have a proper festival and celebration. In the meantime, this annual event is a POLITICAL PROTEST RALLY.

Led by the Widjibal Elders of the Bunjalung Nation, with children holding the Koori flag, the parade this year will start off at 2.30pm from the Western carpark and make its way south along Cullen street where it will turn left and head down past the Town Hall and Greenbank into Plantem Park for the Cannabis Law Reform Rally, speeches and MardiGrass Float Prize presentations.

Just follow the GANJA FAERIES and the BIG JOINT!!

The Ganja Faeries celebrate the spirit of MardiGrass. They dance behind the Bundjalung people who traditionally welcome the protesters to their country each year. Their dance has itself become a tradition simply because the laws remain unacceptable to all self respecting ganja users, be they Bundjalung, faeries or otherwise.

Rally speeches from Bundjalung Elders, Michael Balderstone of the Hemp Embassy, ex-magistrate David Heilpern, Dr Brian Walker from Legalise Cannabis WA, Jason “Wilfred” Gann, and Fiona Patten the Reason Party.