“Legalize it, Don’t Criticize it!”
For almost ten years, cannabis activists Alec Zammitt and Will Stolk have been active in Sydney, using creative protest methods to advocate for the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Australia.
As part of the “Who Are We Hurting?” campaign, they pulled off a memorable stunt on April 20th last year, known as 4/20, a global celebration day for cannabis enthusiasts. They projected marijuana-related images, like dancing cannabis leaves, onto famous Sydney landmarks like the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
Despite the stunt’s comedic nature, the New South Wales police raided their hotel suite, where they operated the projections. They were subsequently charged with breaking section 9(g) of the Sydney Opera House Trust By-Law 2021 (NSW) by distributing advertising on Opera House premises.
On Tuesday, the pair appeared in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court, facing a charge that could result in a $1,100 fine. After thorough consideration, Magistrate Daniel Reiss ruled the prosecution’s evidence inadmissible and gave them a two-week extension to provide more substantial evidence.
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