I’ve been banned from crossing into the USA since May 2016. So instead, my friend Dixie and I went on a different trip, to BC’s Sunshine Coast. It may not have been the trip we had planned but we still got to have our getaway — and some really rare one-on-one time — doused in a cloud of pot smoke.
Weed Woman Goes to the John Cook MUMMorial Cup
The John Cook MUMMorial Cup and Harvest Fest 2016 were held in Riversdale, Nova Scotia July 22th–24th, 2016. Although it was the ninth annual festival, the John Cook MUMMorial Cup was first created after the death of MUMM co-founder and director John Cook in 2013.
Being from the Maritimes myself, I had always wanted to attend this festival. Well, just a few days before this year’s event, I coordinated with grower and competitor Ryan Adams to take the marathon 20-hour road trip together to check it out.
I never really blog about my personal experiences on the Internet, unless it’s on my personal Facebook wall for all (whom I choose) to see. However, lately I have had some amazing adventures with my best friend and boss, Ajia Mae Moon, travelling this past summer to get highly medicated, enjoy pot recreationally, and speak at high events such as Seattle, Washington’s 24th Annual Hempfest and the 5th annual Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup (PMHC) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
After hotel-hopping across Oregon and California, we finally made it to San Francisco a couple of nights later. Once arrived we made our way to Google Glass Basecamp. Unfortunately, we were visiting on the one day of the week that they’re closed. After figuring that out, we decided to drive on to California’s Great America amusement park to smoke joints, get really high, and ride some big, fast roller coasters.
Coffs Harbour : Swimming with Dolphins!
We made a side trip back to Nimbin for something to smoke, as we were without after the clean prosperity of Coolum. One thing for sure, we were with our people in Nimbin. We did what was needed without problem and we headed back south once again in a good state of mind.
Into the Gold Coast
As mentioned, when moving up the coast to Brisbane, we left New South Wales for Queensland. Queensland has passed some very tough anti-gang laws recently that are being challenged in court. In particular, these are anti-biker gang laws: a group of three bikies (Australian bikers) belonging to an Organisation, who have tattoos and are wearing leathers is grounds to arrest them. Even skull rings and club emblems, colours, patches, and club tattoos, all are illegal in Queensland. That sense of law and order is strong in Brisbane.
Lismore into Nimbin, The Cannabis Capitol of Australia
After a week in Byron Bay, with a new tattoo, a near epic need for marijuana, and a continuous parade of 20-ish, scantily clad, sexy, Aussie ‘schoolies’, this old cat was ready to move on to Lismore, gateway to Nimbin and all things cannabis in Australia.
On The Road to Byron Bay
After a week in Sydney the Three Happy Cats were ready to blow the big city for some new sights. We headed north by the most roundabout way possible up the western coast, continuing on into New South Wales.