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Shameless Plug: The Green Box, a monthly crate o’ stuff from $10

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Welcome to the first-ever Shameless Plug, our unpaid product spotlight! Every week we choose an Aussie startup or small business from our email inbox, and plug their website for free in under a thousand words. Sometimes we will accept a sample of the product in order to review it. For the inaugural episode, we proudly present: The Green Box! No,...

Legalisation: Nimbin’s Neo-Aquarian Movement

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The 1973 Aquarius Festival in Nimbin was part of a broader paradigm shift in our culture. Thanks mostly to the years of consciousness-raising and advocacy done by dirty hippies in the 70’s, the legalisation of recreational weed is a live-wire issue today. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the heart of Nimbin itself. Amidst the Fog Around a month ago,...

5 Smoke-Free Cannabis Products You Can Expect With Legalisation

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Smoking plain ol' buds is slowly becoming a thing of the past in places where cannabis legalisation has happened. Entrepreneurs are finding innovative ways for people to use and consume cannabis. From disposable vape oil pens to THC-infused lube, new cannabis products are being released each day. What products could we see in Australia? Here are a few of our favourites. 1....

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...