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Hemp Olympics

Nimbin, on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, has a reputation for marijuana grown in the region, which attracts lots of old hippies and the like. The Hemp Olympics are held here as part of the annual Mardi Grass Festival.

Events include joint rolling, bong throwing and, for the more physically-minded, a Growers' Ironperson competition, which requires participants to crawl through lantana tunnels dragging large bags of fertilizer.

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