HEMP Party rolls out to make joint point

By Bruce MacKenzie

The HEMP Party's giant joint at the Nimbin Mardi Grass

The HEMP Party’s giant joint at the Nimbin Mardi Grass (Jo Joyce – ABC North Coast)

Members of the Nimbin-based HEMP Party are hoping to catch the eye of the world’s most powerful man in Canberra this week.

The HEMP Party’s Michael Balderstone says local campaigners will join a range of other protesters attending a visit by US President Barack Obama.

He says permission has been granted for the party’s notorious 10-metre long Big Joint to be inflated on site.

Mr Balderstone says the idea is to catch the President’s attention.

“Just a flash of recognition, a little smile, Julia will say ‘oh what was that Barack?’ and he’ll say ‘well, took me back to the old days’,” he said.

 

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