A young lady finds a comfortable seat in a phone booth on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Mardigrass attracts thousands of tourists annually.
       
     
 At the Rox Hostel, backpackers relax in hammocks overlooking the green hills of Nimbin NSW, Australia. Hostels and campsites are booked to capacity over Mardigrass weekend.
       
     
 An Aboriginal flag hangs along the footpath behind the Oasis Cafe in Nimbin NSW, Australia. The local aboriginal Whiyabul clan believe the area is protected by the Nimbinjee spirits, which is where the word Nimbin originates from.
       
     
 Backpackers kick back while sharing a joint in the Oasis Cafe, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Several shops in town turn a blind-eye to customers using marijuana.
       
     
 A man dances to the sound of a street performer's music on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia.
       
     
 An local elderly man seen during Mardigrass weekend in Nimbin NSW, Australia.
       
     
 From left: Ayden Hughes, Matthew Fowler, Beau Phillips and and Ashley Brooke enjoy a bong together before breakfast at the showgrounds campsite, Nimbin NSW, Australia. On the topic of law enforcement, Ayden comments, "Pot smokers are the easiest to catch", to which his partner Ashley replies, "Yeah, we're slow as shit..."
       
     
 Harvey Bruce from London plays guitar for passers by on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. He moved to Nimbin to work on a permaculture and biodynamics project.   "It's a deep place and people are very sincere. I'll be here until they kick me out."
       
     
 The 'Kombi Konvoy' parades down Cullen Street in Nimbin NSW, Australia. Thousands of cannabis activists lit their joints at 4.20pm in support of law reform, despite a heavy police presence.
       
     
 Polite verses Police in the Tug of Peace, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Every year, stoners battle the authorities pulling opposite ends of a hemp rope, symbolic of the fight for cannabis law reform.
       
     
 Locals relaxing during Mardigrass weekend on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia.    
       
     
 Revelers on Cullen Street smoke joints during the parade in Nimbin NSW, Australia.
       
     
 An elderly man enjoys live music at the Hemp Bar in Nimbin NSW, Australia. The Hemp Bar is a favourite amongst locals and tourists, offering a range of legal hemp food and beverage options.
       
     
 The Kombi Convoy parades down Cullen Street at 4.20pm, carrying enthusiastic cannabis supporters and entertaining large crowds of onlookers, Nimbin NSW, Australia.
       
     
 Ganja 'Faeries' and cannabis activists march on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. In March 1993, residents erupted into protest throwing eggs at the police station - a reaction to raids and arrests throughout the 1980’s and early 90’s. This became the inaugural Mardigrass rally.
       
     
 Danieley (left) is from a small hippy commune Bundagen, France, which she describes as being similar to Nimbin. She lives with friends Harry (centre) and Anna (right) in Mullumbimby, NSW. The trio shared a joint and watched the Hemp Olympix in Nimbin NSW, Australia.
       
     
 A Volkswagen Kombi van carries young passengers through the crowds of the parade, showing their support for cannabis law reform in Nimbin NSW, Australia. Byron Bay and Lismore contingents arrived in town at 4.20pm.
       
     
 On Mardigrass Eve, the first Ganja wedding was conducted by civil celebrant Debbie Guest, behind the Oasis Cafe in Nimbin NSW, Australia. The bride, Aiti Marin was festively dressed in green bearing a dozen joints in her hair, complete with a freshly picked marijuana crown and bouquet. 
       
     
 Johnny Ganja and Aiti Marin were married behind the Oasis Cafe, by civil celebrant Debbie Guest in Nimbin NSW, Australia. Mr Ganja was excited not only to spend the rest of his life with his bride, but also his plant. "Viva Marijuana" he chanted repeatedly. Mr Ganja was arrested 2 days later for possession of 3 grams.
       
     
 HEMP Party President Michael Balderstone in Nimbin NSW, Australia. The HEMP Party is a registered minor political group that advocates the use of Marijuana.
       
     
 Young marijuana enthusiasts make their way through crowds on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Tourism plays a vital role in stimulating the economy of the town, with thousands attending Mardigrass annually, and bus loads of tourists everyday.
       
     
 Ganja 'Faeries' and cannabis activists march on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. In March 1993, residents erupted into protest throwing eggs at the police station - a reaction to raids and arrests throughout the 1980’s and early 90’s. This became the inaugural Mardigrass rally.
       
     
 Tony “Mullaway” Bower of Kempsey has created and grown a strain of marijuana known as 'Cleverman' to treat people who suffer from epileptic seizures, among other disorders. He posts the cannabis tincture to patients all over Australia.
       
     
 Friends and strangers attended a wedding at the back of the Oasis Cafe, smoking joints and watching the service conducted by civil celebrant Debbie Guest in Nimbin NSW, Australia.  “Relationships are forever changing, and Johnny Ganja and Aiti’s union grows and blossoms like a marijuana plant, forever changing.” 
       
     
 Revellers sing along to live music in the Hemp Bar, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Smokers find refuge in several cafes and bars along Cullen Street.
       
     
 A young lady finds a comfortable seat in a phone booth on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Mardigrass attracts thousands of tourists annually.
       
     

A young lady finds a comfortable seat in a phone booth on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Mardigrass attracts thousands of tourists annually.

 At the Rox Hostel, backpackers relax in hammocks overlooking the green hills of Nimbin NSW, Australia. Hostels and campsites are booked to capacity over Mardigrass weekend.
       
     

At the Rox Hostel, backpackers relax in hammocks overlooking the green hills of Nimbin NSW, Australia. Hostels and campsites are booked to capacity over Mardigrass weekend.

 An Aboriginal flag hangs along the footpath behind the Oasis Cafe in Nimbin NSW, Australia. The local aboriginal Whiyabul clan believe the area is protected by the Nimbinjee spirits, which is where the word Nimbin originates from.
       
     

An Aboriginal flag hangs along the footpath behind the Oasis Cafe in Nimbin NSW, Australia. The local aboriginal Whiyabul clan believe the area is protected by the Nimbinjee spirits, which is where the word Nimbin originates from.

 Backpackers kick back while sharing a joint in the Oasis Cafe, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Several shops in town turn a blind-eye to customers using marijuana.
       
     

Backpackers kick back while sharing a joint in the Oasis Cafe, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Several shops in town turn a blind-eye to customers using marijuana.

 A man dances to the sound of a street performer's music on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia.
       
     

A man dances to the sound of a street performer's music on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia.

 An local elderly man seen during Mardigrass weekend in Nimbin NSW, Australia.
       
     

An local elderly man seen during Mardigrass weekend in Nimbin NSW, Australia.

 From left: Ayden Hughes, Matthew Fowler, Beau Phillips and and Ashley Brooke enjoy a bong together before breakfast at the showgrounds campsite, Nimbin NSW, Australia. On the topic of law enforcement, Ayden comments, "Pot smokers are the easiest to catch", to which his partner Ashley replies, "Yeah, we're slow as shit..."
       
     

From left: Ayden Hughes, Matthew Fowler, Beau Phillips and and Ashley Brooke enjoy a bong together before breakfast at the showgrounds campsite, Nimbin NSW, Australia. On the topic of law enforcement, Ayden comments, "Pot smokers are the easiest to catch", to which his partner Ashley replies, "Yeah, we're slow as shit..."

 Harvey Bruce from London plays guitar for passers by on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. He moved to Nimbin to work on a permaculture and biodynamics project.   "It's a deep place and people are very sincere. I'll be here until they kick me out."
       
     

Harvey Bruce from London plays guitar for passers by on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. He moved to Nimbin to work on a permaculture and biodynamics project. 

"It's a deep place and people are very sincere. I'll be here until they kick me out."

 The 'Kombi Konvoy' parades down Cullen Street in Nimbin NSW, Australia. Thousands of cannabis activists lit their joints at 4.20pm in support of law reform, despite a heavy police presence.
       
     

The 'Kombi Konvoy' parades down Cullen Street in Nimbin NSW, Australia. Thousands of cannabis activists lit their joints at 4.20pm in support of law reform, despite a heavy police presence.

 Polite verses Police in the Tug of Peace, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Every year, stoners battle the authorities pulling opposite ends of a hemp rope, symbolic of the fight for cannabis law reform.
       
     

Polite verses Police in the Tug of Peace, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Every year, stoners battle the authorities pulling opposite ends of a hemp rope, symbolic of the fight for cannabis law reform.

 Locals relaxing during Mardigrass weekend on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia.    
       
     

Locals relaxing during Mardigrass weekend on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. 

 

 Revelers on Cullen Street smoke joints during the parade in Nimbin NSW, Australia.
       
     

Revelers on Cullen Street smoke joints during the parade in Nimbin NSW, Australia.

 An elderly man enjoys live music at the Hemp Bar in Nimbin NSW, Australia. The Hemp Bar is a favourite amongst locals and tourists, offering a range of legal hemp food and beverage options.
       
     

An elderly man enjoys live music at the Hemp Bar in Nimbin NSW, Australia. The Hemp Bar is a favourite amongst locals and tourists, offering a range of legal hemp food and beverage options.

 The Kombi Convoy parades down Cullen Street at 4.20pm, carrying enthusiastic cannabis supporters and entertaining large crowds of onlookers, Nimbin NSW, Australia.
       
     

The Kombi Convoy parades down Cullen Street at 4.20pm, carrying enthusiastic cannabis supporters and entertaining large crowds of onlookers, Nimbin NSW, Australia.

 Ganja 'Faeries' and cannabis activists march on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. In March 1993, residents erupted into protest throwing eggs at the police station - a reaction to raids and arrests throughout the 1980’s and early 90’s. This became the inaugural Mardigrass rally.
       
     

Ganja 'Faeries' and cannabis activists march on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. In March 1993, residents erupted into protest throwing eggs at the police station - a reaction to raids and arrests throughout the 1980’s and early 90’s. This became the inaugural Mardigrass rally.

 Danieley (left) is from a small hippy commune Bundagen, France, which she describes as being similar to Nimbin. She lives with friends Harry (centre) and Anna (right) in Mullumbimby, NSW. The trio shared a joint and watched the Hemp Olympix in Nimbin NSW, Australia.
       
     

Danieley (left) is from a small hippy commune Bundagen, France, which she describes as being similar to Nimbin. She lives with friends Harry (centre) and Anna (right) in Mullumbimby, NSW. The trio shared a joint and watched the Hemp Olympix in Nimbin NSW, Australia.

 A Volkswagen Kombi van carries young passengers through the crowds of the parade, showing their support for cannabis law reform in Nimbin NSW, Australia. Byron Bay and Lismore contingents arrived in town at 4.20pm.
       
     

A Volkswagen Kombi van carries young passengers through the crowds of the parade, showing their support for cannabis law reform in Nimbin NSW, Australia. Byron Bay and Lismore contingents arrived in town at 4.20pm.

 On Mardigrass Eve, the first Ganja wedding was conducted by civil celebrant Debbie Guest, behind the Oasis Cafe in Nimbin NSW, Australia. The bride, Aiti Marin was festively dressed in green bearing a dozen joints in her hair, complete with a freshly picked marijuana crown and bouquet. 
       
     

On Mardigrass Eve, the first Ganja wedding was conducted by civil celebrant Debbie Guest, behind the Oasis Cafe in Nimbin NSW, Australia. The bride, Aiti Marin was festively dressed in green bearing a dozen joints in her hair, complete with a freshly picked marijuana crown and bouquet. 

 Johnny Ganja and Aiti Marin were married behind the Oasis Cafe, by civil celebrant Debbie Guest in Nimbin NSW, Australia. Mr Ganja was excited not only to spend the rest of his life with his bride, but also his plant. "Viva Marijuana" he chanted repeatedly. Mr Ganja was arrested 2 days later for possession of 3 grams.
       
     

Johnny Ganja and Aiti Marin were married behind the Oasis Cafe, by civil celebrant Debbie Guest in Nimbin NSW, Australia. Mr Ganja was excited not only to spend the rest of his life with his bride, but also his plant. "Viva Marijuana" he chanted repeatedly. Mr Ganja was arrested 2 days later for possession of 3 grams.

 HEMP Party President Michael Balderstone in Nimbin NSW, Australia. The HEMP Party is a registered minor political group that advocates the use of Marijuana.
       
     

HEMP Party President Michael Balderstone in Nimbin NSW, Australia. The HEMP Party is a registered minor political group that advocates the use of Marijuana.

 Young marijuana enthusiasts make their way through crowds on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Tourism plays a vital role in stimulating the economy of the town, with thousands attending Mardigrass annually, and bus loads of tourists everyday.
       
     

Young marijuana enthusiasts make their way through crowds on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Tourism plays a vital role in stimulating the economy of the town, with thousands attending Mardigrass annually, and bus loads of tourists everyday.

 Ganja 'Faeries' and cannabis activists march on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. In March 1993, residents erupted into protest throwing eggs at the police station - a reaction to raids and arrests throughout the 1980’s and early 90’s. This became the inaugural Mardigrass rally.
       
     

Ganja 'Faeries' and cannabis activists march on Cullen Street, Nimbin NSW, Australia. In March 1993, residents erupted into protest throwing eggs at the police station - a reaction to raids and arrests throughout the 1980’s and early 90’s. This became the inaugural Mardigrass rally.

 Tony “Mullaway” Bower of Kempsey has created and grown a strain of marijuana known as 'Cleverman' to treat people who suffer from epileptic seizures, among other disorders. He posts the cannabis tincture to patients all over Australia.
       
     

Tony “Mullaway” Bower of Kempsey has created and grown a strain of marijuana known as 'Cleverman' to treat people who suffer from epileptic seizures, among other disorders. He posts the cannabis tincture to patients all over Australia.

 Friends and strangers attended a wedding at the back of the Oasis Cafe, smoking joints and watching the service conducted by civil celebrant Debbie Guest in Nimbin NSW, Australia.  “Relationships are forever changing, and Johnny Ganja and Aiti’s union grows and blossoms like a marijuana plant, forever changing.” 
       
     

Friends and strangers attended a wedding at the back of the Oasis Cafe, smoking joints and watching the service conducted by civil celebrant Debbie Guest in Nimbin NSW, Australia.

“Relationships are forever changing, and Johnny Ganja and Aiti’s union grows and blossoms like a marijuana plant, forever changing.” 

 Revellers sing along to live music in the Hemp Bar, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Smokers find refuge in several cafes and bars along Cullen Street.
       
     

Revellers sing along to live music in the Hemp Bar, Nimbin NSW, Australia. Smokers find refuge in several cafes and bars along Cullen Street.