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2007/176/4 Posters (3), paper / plastic, designers and makers unknown, Australia, probably 1970-1990. Click to enlarge.

Posters relating to marijuana law reform

Made
These posters are part of a collection of material donated to the museum by Ms Gwenda Woods.

Ms Woods was an Australian Marijuana Party candidate for the Senate elections in 1980 and a campaigner for the reform of legislation relating to marijuana. Gwenda Woods became a paraplegic in 1981 and used marijuana for medicinal purposes instead of other commonly prescribed drugs. Ms Woods was also an active member of the Australian branch of NORML (National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana …

Summary

Object No.

2007/176/4

Object Statement

Posters (3), paper / plastic, designers and makers unknown, Australia, probably 1970-1990

Physical Description

Posters (3), paper / plastic, designers and makers unknown, Australia, probably 1970-1990

Three posters relating to marijuana law reform.

"Free Marijuana, Phone Neville (02) 20576, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri"
Yellow background with green and red print

"NOAH protest action, is Gwenda Woods Mrs Big? Is Gwenda Woods a real criminal or just an average scapegoat? Protest her arrest at Compensation Court Wollongong, Commonwealth Bank Building 243 Crown St, Thurs 24th Jan. 9:30"
Yellow background with green, red and blue printed text. There is also the image of a policeman handcuffed to a woman in a wheel chair.

"Holy Smoke, Nimbin MardiGrass & Drug Law Reform Rally, May 1st to 4th 1997"
Poster shows a picture of a man in a meditative state holding a marijuana leaf and smoking a joint.

Dimensions

Height

550 mm

Width

400 mm

Production

Made

Notes

The designers and makers of the posters are unknown. They were probably printed between 1970 and 1990.

History

Notes

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) was founded in 1970, and since, the organisation has played a central role in the cannabis decriminalisation movement. The organisation has a large grassroots network with 135 chapters and over 550 lawyers. The Australian chapter no longer exists.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Ms Gwenda Woods, 2007

Acquisition Date

12 November 2007

Cite this Object

Harvard

Posters relating to marijuana law reform 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 1 July 2022, <https://ma.as/371679>

Wikipedia

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