Politicians & leading lawyers to address crowds at Sydney’s Free Cannabis picnic

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POLITICIANS & LAWYERS TO FRONT FREE CANNABIS PICNIC ON SATURDAY, APRIL 9

Politicians including NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge and members of the Liberal Democratic Party as well as leading criminal lawyers will address the hundreds expected to turn up for this weekend’s ‘Free Cannabis’ 420 community picnic in Sydney.

Mr Shoebridge has been at the forefront of transforming the conversation on illicit drugs in NSW and in recent months has renewed efforts with his Sniff Off Facebook page to inform the public about the waste of taxpayers money on sniffer dogs and other associated heavy-handed policing.

Proving that cannabis liberalisation has support across the political spectrum, former Campbelltown mayor, Clinton Mead, from the Liberal Democratic Party, will also be addressing the gathered crowds at Saturday’s picnic.

Federal Liberal Democratic Senator David Levonhjelm is also reportedly considering attending the event.

Long-term cannabis advocate Andrew Kavasilas from the HEMP Party Australia will also be present on the day.

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Nicholas Stewart from Dowson Turco Lawyers

Joining them will be Nicholas Stewart, a partner and criminal lawyer from Newtown legal firm Dowson Turco Lawyers.

Mr Stewart is well-known for advocating on matters relating to illicit drugs, having successfully represented artist Jesse Willesee – the son of television personality Terry Willesee – after he smoked a joint on the steps of Sydney’s Town Hall last year on April 20 (or, 4/20).

Other speakers at the picnic will include controversial medical doctor and cannabis advocate, Dr Andrew Katelaris, as well as cancer patient and cannabis advocate, Paul Lawrence.

This Saturday’s picnic to be held near Sydney’s CBD has received widespread media coverage in the days leading up to it, with major outlets such as the Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, Yahoo7, Pedestrian.tv and the Sydney Criminal Lawyers website all publicising the event.

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Cancer patients, pensioners, mothers, students and everyday Australians will again put their liberty on the line when they gather at Victoria Park on April 9 just after midday until 4.20pm. Chilled tunes, a family-friendly vibe, guest speakers, and the possibility of cannabis smoke in the air is expected to draw hundreds of people.

The inaugural Free Cannabis NSW picnic held earlier this year (January 9) drew more than 100 people for what was believed to be the first public group smoking of cannabis in Sydney for decades.

DETAILS OF FREE CANNABIS NSW PICNIC:

Victoria Park, Camperdown (Sydney)
Saturday April 9, From Midday to 4.20pm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/457002747824040/

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