Friday 30 April
Saturday 1 May
Sunday 2 May
10 am The Pot Poet’s Breakfast
Hosted by award-winning Nimbin poet olympian David Hallett, this poetic wake-up call will be a pot-pourri of Nimbin & other worldly poetic tales. Visiting pot poets are very welcome! Just turn up or email: email@example.com
11:30 am Hemp Olympix registration
Register at Sativa Stadium for the 2022 Hemp Olympix! $2 Entry into all HEMP Olympix Events.
12 – 2 pm Hemp Olympix
Last Heats and Finals: Growers Iron Person Event & Bong Throw and Yell.
4 pm Music – After Rally & Parade @ Hash Bowl Stage
This venue features the MardiGrass Info Booth, Hemposium conference, Hemp Olympix, as well as cabaret, comedy and music, along with the Healers Tent and Veterans Lounge in the garden. The Town Hall Cafe on the Town Hall verandah is open all weekend serving healthy meals, local coffee and homemade hempseed cakes.
11 am : Legal Advice
With Steve Bolt, Solicitor & Author: Legal Advice including Roadside Drug Testing and Medicinal Cannabis
12.30 pm Hemposium Conference
Link to Program ~ Link to Speakers
12.30 pm : What does the current battle for cannabis access symbolise on a spiritual level? What is this plant teaching us?
Panel Discussion: More details soon.
Facilitator: Prof Kylie O’Brien, CEO Global Health Initiative Australia
Dr Deb Waldron [Medical Cannabis Advocate, Australia]
Dr Andrew Katelaris
Ray Thorpe [Happy Herb Company & Elixiba]
5 pm : Hemp Olympix Joint Rolling Finals
Hosted by SSorensen and Alan Glover.
Followed by the Plantathlon Award for the best Hemp Olympix All-rounder, in memory of Chicken George, the legendary Plantem of previous MardiGrass.
Special 30th MardiGrass Plantem look-a-like competition. Great green prizes!
6 pm : HEMP Party meeting
Healers Tent @ Town Hall Garden
Healers Tent and Veterans Lounge Open all weekend: Medical Cannabis Advice, Information, Education and Demonstrations. Please drop in any time to share with local and visiting experts. Meet the medican community, and hear first hand for yourself the voices and experiences from the real world.
Talks & Demos
10 am : Dr Andrew Katelaris
Topic: Doctors and healers Q&A on what works best for what ailment
About: Please submit written questions for Dr Katelaris to: firstname.lastname@example.org up until Saturday 30 April.
12 pm : Frances Moonshadow, Nimbin Hemp Embassy
Topic: Pot for Pets
1 pm : Dr Deb Waldron
Topic: Cannabis a beautiful lady
Link to Healers Tent Program
Chai n Vibes – Indica Arena
10 am : Kog’s Growers Circle
About: Sharing the Truth about cultivating Cannabis. Kog is the author of “Marijuana: A Grower’s Lot“.
12 pm : Hemp Expo
Featuring workshops, demos, and a shocking exhibition of real live industrial hemp plants!
Link to Hemp Expo Program
Link to Speakers’ Bios
5 pm : Comedy Meditation!
Ever wanted the goodness of meditation and the badness of stand up comedy all wrapped up into one?! Well this is the show for you, join the empowered Sam Kissajukian, spiritual leader Ruven Govender and King of comedy Kyle Legacy on a spiritual journey through your soul and towards a bong. We provide laughs with a hint of enlightenment, fun for the whole family.
6 pm : Comedy – Stoner Stand Up!
The Laugh Mob is back and celebrating 7 years at the best festival in the world: the Nimbin Mardi Grass! This year we present ‘Stoner Stand up’ hosted by the always lovable goofy Brit himself….Kyle Legacy (UK). He’s back with a bunch of loose units that are ready to make you laugh or at least stop you from passing out! This year we have Patrick Melton (USA, Comedy central), Ruven Govender (SA), Sam Kisajukian (SOLD OUT Edinburgh fringe festival), Lochlan brooks (slender man), Marty Bright (Doof comedy), Nic the hippy (just a legend) & Gavin Scott (GSW).
8 pm : Fire Show
Dancing Acrobatics Fire Show
8.30 pm : Music
10 am : MardiGrass sunday morning sesh @ the Hemp Bar.
12 pm : Close for the parade and rally
4 pm : Re-open for 420 – Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
6 pm : POT ART & POT TATTOO – bRING yOUR sKIN!
CANNABIS LAW REFORM RALLY AND PARADE
* Prohibition is an incitement, not a control!
2 pm * Gather and get ready for the MardiGrass Parade
We are here to peacefully protest so please join us for the march either inside the exit of the western car park or across the road from the Magic Garden Market. The march for Cannabis Law Reform is the main event, so please join in!
2:30pm CANNABIS LAW REFORM 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 to the Hash Bowl Stage in Plantem Park for the Cannabis Law Reform Rally, speeches and MardiGrass Float Prize presentations. Just follow the GANJA FAERIES and the BIG JOINT!!
Sometimes the parade might stop while the Ganja Faeries up front do a brief performance. This keeps the parade from being too hasty and allows the crowd a better opportunity to take it all in. Everyone wait behind the BIG JOINT until the procession continues. No rush.
Percussionists who have not been practicing with the Ganja Faerie troupe are asked to form a second Drumming Troupe, further back in the parade to provide a continuing accompaniment for the parade. People are asked not to occupy the space between the Ganja Faeries and the first group of Drummers.
When we finish the march there will be short speeches by Bundjalung Elders and guests. Parade Float prizes, and the Legends Tribute winners, will be awarded, followed by more speeches.
This is our twenty eighth 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!