Nimbin is a special little town, located in the New South Wales state of Australia. It is considered to be the cannabis capital of Australia. The town is known for the prevalence of the hippie culture, Everything from the facades of the buildings, the souvenirs to the names of the businesses is hippie or weed related. Getting weed in Nimbin is not particularly hard, but it is still worth mentioning that cannabis is illegal in Australia.
Cannabis laws in Australia
Weed in Australia is illegal on a federal level, but states are free to choose what exactly the punishment should be. New South Wales is the state Nimbin is in, as well as Sydney. The laws are aimed at prevention of large scale trafficking and treatment, instead of punishing small-time users. In New South Wales, for possession of fewer than 15 grams of weed, you can expect to receive only a fine. In a lot of cases, you might get away with just a warning by the police, if this is your first offense.
In Nimbin weed is openly sold and consumed and there seems to be little police control on cannabis. It is still advised to not smoke or buy weed right in front of cops however, as they might give you a fine.
Getting weed in Nimbin
Considering Nimbin is the cannabis capital of Australia, getting weed should not be much of an issue. If you walk around long enough, you will be approached by someone selling. It is worth mentioning that people usually do not sell on the main street, so you might need to walk around a little. If you can not find anyone, feel free to ask some of the locals or tourists. Most are really friendly and will let you know where you can buy from.