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Dec 1, 2012

BB's Bungalow #63 featuring Dr John Jiggens

Everything you could want to know about the history of hemp and marijuana history in Australia!


On this month's episode, we're joined by Australian writer and journalist Dr John Jiggens at his book launch for "Sir Joseph Banks and the story of Hemp". This was recorded at the New International Bookshop at Trades Hall in Melbourne on 18 October 2012.


Dr Jiggens also describes the previous titles in his 'Trilogy' Marijuana Australiana and The Killer Cop and the Murder of Donald McKay. Throughout his talk, John carefully contrasts the two very separate histories of hemp and marijuana and raises some compelling yet contentious ideas around the erroneous classifications of cannabis sativa (hemp) and cannabis indica (marijuana).


If you're in Australia and want to join the fight for drug law reform, then why not join the HEMP party and Help End Marijuana Prohibition!? Membership is free and open to Australian citizens who are registered to vote and not already a member of any other political party. For more information, go to where you can complete an online application form or for more information on future meetups check out for more information.


Thanks goes this month to PipBoy for the podcast artwork. If you'd like to contact me you can drop me an email to or via Twitter at BlackBeauty.


Dr John Jiggens


Drop Frame


The Australian HEMP Party


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