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The Mysterious ‘Mullumbimby Madness’

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6th May, 2019: This article was edited to correct a few inaccuracies. The original growers and their photographs have been properly credited in this version. Mullumbimby Madness was like a myth when we were kids. Everyone knew someone who knew someone that had smoked it or had the strain, but you could never really get your hands on it. For years,...

The Fascinating History of Cannabis in Australia

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A Humble History When I discovered last week that the first hemp seeds arrived in Australia with the First Fleet in 1788, I was pleasantly surprised that such an act formed a small fragment of our young nation’s history. It turns out that hemp was initially exported to the Australian colonies to be produced and sold commercially, in great part...

Legalisation Would Boost Australia’s Economy

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If legalised today, the Australian economy would experience immense benefits from recreational cannabis, with surges in tax revenue and economic activity expected to follow any legalisation. The Parliamentary Budget Office reported that up to AUD$3.6 Billion could be raised by cannabis tax revenue over the next four years. Ahead of the Curve Cannabis has been in the news recently. Sparked by...

Welcome to FAB

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What is FAB? G’day, and welcome to Friendly Aussie Buds. FAB is an online publication for all things cannabis related, focusing specifically on Australian culture, people and news. Primarily, we aim to destigmatize cannabis as a topic and as a drug. Ideally, this will further the cause of legalisation and promote a healthy, positive culture surrounding cannabis use. It's...