Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health and Social Benefits of a NZ Hemp Industry

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NZHIA Public Newsletter – July 2019

NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc, 1997
Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health & Social Benefits of a New Zealand Hemp Industry
Public Newsletter for July 2019 – In this issue:

  • The NZHIA Official facebook page
  • The medicine cannabis control scheme – Consultation closes 7 August 2019
  • Events – National and International
  • iHemp in the news – Press Articles

The NZHIA now have an official Facebook page! Please like us at: www.facebook.com/ihempnz

This page will be a space for you to stay informed, connected and educated on all things hemp. We are also looking forward to showcasing your businesses on the page.

To help build our following, if you have your own Facebook business page we would really appreciate you posting about our new page. Please repost the message below on your Facebook page:

“The NZ Hemp Industry Association (NZHIA) now has an¬†official Facebook page! You can help grow the hemp industry by liking their page @ihempnz. You’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest industry news, events and other exclusive hemp info..ūüėÉ


The Medicinal Cannabis Control Scheme, consultation paper was released on 10 July and closes on 7th August 2019. 

We support in principal the objectives of the scheme, to improve patient access to affordable medicinal cannabis products, providing prescribers with confidence about the quality of the medicinal cannabis products.  Therefore supporting equitable health outcomes and access to the economic benefits of a medicinal cannabis industry, while supporting NZ trade and economic objectives.

The Ministry of Health have an opportunity to develop a world class medicinal cannabis agency to administer the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme.  By following the Keep It Simply approach used during the development of the Industrial Hemp regulations (2006), they can achieve the above objectives and show the world what a great system looks like.

New Zealand can show the world how to correctly use cannabis, foremost as a functional food and for health and wellness, allowing New Zealanders access to phyto-cannabinoids Рwhich can supplement our own endocannabinoid system Рand this starts with allowing medicinal cannabis products and making CBD products available to a wider local market РNew Zealanders want to get healthy not high.

The simple approach focuses on what needs to be controlled, which is the psychotropic cannabinoid THC.  THC is what triggers the need for government control, as only high THC plants need to be reported under our international reporting requirements (i.e. UN single convention on Narcotic Drugs) and only high THC plants have a risk of diversion.

The industrial hemp industry has shown over many years that low THC crops have little risk of diversion, and this is reflected in the requirements for a safe location under our iHemp Licences. This is in contrast to a Misuse of Drugs Act licence, for higher THC crops which must be kept both safe and secure.

New Zealand can remind the world that hemp has traditionally been used as a functional food and source of fiber, and only with its prohibition in the 20th Century has it been used as an illicit recreational drug.

We encourage all individuals and business to make a submission, by using the document which can be down loaded here. To get you started our draft submission is attached here.  Questions 1 and 2 cover most of the relevant points we wish to make on behalf of the iHemp industry.

The NZ Hemp Industries Association will be submitting on areas of interest to the industry, such as:

1) Allowing the use of industrial hemp biomass to be extracted for non-medicinal export markets for food, dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, and natural health products. Allowing access to the export market will help us to get up to speed quicker, so we can compete with imported products from suppliers who are already manufacturing to the required medical standards.

2) Allowing low THC industrial hemp, grown under a iHemp licence to be used to make medicinal cannabis products for the local and export market; this will allow cannabis medicines to be made available more quickly and more affordably to New Zealanders, whilst the regulatory environment is changed to allow access to the border non-medical market, as detailed in 1) above.

3) Banning the use of synthetics cannabinoids, as they are less effective than those derived from nature and are the main cause of problems in overseas markets.

NZ companies that produce medicine will need to be GMP approved (Good Manufacturing Practices) Рthis will delay the availability of products from local sources.  To create a level playing field which gives NZ companies the opportunity to be part of the economic benefit of a medicinal cannabis industry, we will need access to the international markets immediately.

We can comply with the requirements of¬†these offshore markets as they range from medical (GMP standard) through to markets who can accept a lower level of compliance¬†such as the Canadian¬†GPP (Good Processing Practices). Both provide a high level of quality assurance, which¬†meets the buyers’ specifications. The cash flow from these international¬†markets¬†will support¬†the development of the GMP facilities and the economies of scale required to make medicinal products affordable in New Zealand.

Events РINTERNATIONAL 

August 29-30, 2019 CannaBiz Invest Asia, Bangkok
November 1-4  26th HIACON, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
November 8-9, 2019 Latin America & Caribbean Hemp Summit, Montevideo, Uruguay
November 14-16, 2019 Рthe Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo, Malta
November 26-27, 2019 РCanadian Hemp Trade Alliance CHTA, Conference Calgary, Canada
April 21-23, 2020 РCannabis Conference, Las Vegas, USA

Recent iHemp – New Zealand
press articles

5 Aug 2019 РScoop РDunedin Company World 1st РPlant Based Mince Now Using Hemp
2 Aug¬†2019¬†– Stuff – Cannabis advocates aim to transform Christchurch heritage buildings into ‘cannabis HQ”
31 July 2019 РStuff РPlease have your say on the medicinal cannabis scheme
28¬†July 2019¬†– NZ Herald – It’s only a matter of time: Hemp industry growing in Rangitikei and Whanganui
13 July 2019 Рthe Nation РLloyd Burr interviews professor Michael Barnes
13¬†July 2019¬†– NZ Herald –¬†¬†Medicinal cannabis “false hope” for chronic pain sufferers- pain doctors
10 July 2019 РStuff РMedicinal Cannabis expert calls on New Zealand doctors to up-skill
10 July 2019 РStuff РGovernment not proposing THC limit for medicinal cannabis products
10¬†July 2019¬†– Newshub – We¬† ¬†clearly aren’t their focus’: Patients feel let down by medicinal cannabis proposal
10 July 2019 Р1 News Now РMedicinal cannabis scheme proposals released
10 July 2019 РNewshub РMedicinal Cannabis: Easier prescriptions proposed, edibles ruled out
24 June 2019 РScoop РEast West Bioscience continues global expansion  

Join the NZHIA for more information and support for your hemp enterprise, together we stand!

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Medicinal Cannabis Scheme Consultation

The Ministry of Health has opened public consultation on the proposals for the medicinal cannabis regulations needed to support the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme. Consultation closes Wednesday 7 August 2019 at 5 pm.

consultation Document here
MOH Notification here
Online tool for Submissions here

Next steps after the consultation

The Ministry of Health will analyse the feedback and consult with the Medicinal Cannabis Advisory Group before providing advice to the Government on the outcomes of the consultation, including any proposed changes. The Ministry of Health will then seek approval from Cabinet on the regulatory proposals and work with the Parliamentary Counsel Office to draft the proposed Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Regulations.

We are aiming to have the above regulations made by 18 December 2019 and to have the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme operational in the first quarter of 2020.

NZHIA Public Newsletter May – June 2019

NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc, 1997
Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health & Social Benefits of a New Zealand Hemp Industry
Public Newsletter for May – June 2019 – In this issue:

  • The NZHIA AGM 29th June 2019 in¬†Wellington
  • The US HIA is taking on Facebook
  • MPI getting serious about the iHemp industry
  • iHemp Magazine issue 6 now available
  • Events – National and International
  • iHemp in the news – Press Articles

NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc, AGM 29th June 2019, in Wellington. 

Our 21st AGM will be held at the Macks Function Center, starting at 1pm, networking begins at 11am.

Our Chairman Mack McIntosh will be retiring after more than 29 years of leading the NZ Hemp Industries Association. Come along to Wellington, it is a great opportunity to meet the Godfather of hemp in NZ.

Please RSVP to admin@nzhia.com if you will be attending the AGM. Only financial members will be eligible to vote.

On May 20, 2019,¬†the¬†Hemp Industries Association¬†partnered with industry¬†leaders, including¬†Hoban Law Group, to launch “Hemp Is Legal”.

This is a campaign urging social media giants¬†like Facebook to end their censorship¬†against industrial¬†hemp companies¬†and allow them to use Facebook’s advertising tools to reach a larger audience who wish to support the emerging¬†American hemp industry. Read the press release¬†here. If you want to add your support to this cause, you can find more information¬†here.

The Times Square ad will run until August 24, 2019.

The Government are getting serious about iHemp and the medicinal cannabis industry

The next meeting of the Industrial Hemp Liaison¬†Group is on the 11th July 2019 and Callaghan¬†Innovation are hosting a “Hemp Sector Strategy” workshop for their government¬†colleagues¬†on the 25th June 2019, to help understand¬†what the industry needs to¬† become a part of this high value, fast growing global market.

The NZHIA and the Medicinal Cannabis Council are pleased to be able to represent industry at this event.

Issue 6 of the iHemp magazine is out now

Events – INTERNATIONAL

August 29-30, 2019 CannaBiz Invest Asia, Bangkok
November 1-4  26th HIACON, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
November 8-9, 2019 Latin America & Caribbean Hemp Summit, Montevideo, Uruguay
November 14-16, 2019 Рthe Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo, Malta
November 26-27, 2019 РCanadian Hemp Trade Alliance CHTA, Conference Calgary, Canada

Recent iHemp – New Zealand press articles

2019  РOtago University РNZ Industrial Hemp Industry: Motivation, constraints , and moving forward, Polly Jane Brownlee, Thesis РMasters

May 2019 РHills Laboratories РServices available to the hemp industry

17 Jun 2019 РCawthron gets the green light to test, research, and develop hemp products

17¬†Jun 2019¬†– Stuff – James Cameron: New Zealand ‘not living up to it’s own image”

13 Jun 2019 РStuff РCannasouth heads for listing, at a price

13 Jun 2019 РScoop РMBIE Funding welcome news for medicinal cannabis

11 Jun 2019 РStuff РRebel Bakehouse hemp seed wraps high in taste and protein

10 Jun 2019 РNZ Herald РThe Country РDual cropping to increase efficiency in commercial hemp farming

29 May 2019¬†– ODT Rural Life – Fashioning a future for NZ’s natural fibres

25 May 2019¬†– ABC documentary, High Fibre: High hopes for Australia’s¬†emerging industrial hemp industry, with a focus on hempcrete – 13 minute

20 May 2019 РNewshub РA million kiwis want to try medicinal cannabis survey

19 May 2019 РStuff РIntellectual property battle over cannabis products already being fought

16 May 2019 РHealth Research Council of NZ РMedicinal cannabis users focus on new research

8 May 2019 РScoop Business РMedleaf giving NZers back freedom and choice

7 May 2019 РRNZ РCannabis referendum to be a yes/no questions, govt confirms

13 March 2019¬†– Family First – ASA says anti-cannabis billboard “socially responsible”

10 March 2019¬†– RNZ – Growing demand – NZ’s budding cannabis businesses

19 Feb 2019¬†– NZ Herald –¬† Business, Hemp growing course gets 600 applications for one of 30 spots

18 Feb 2019¬†– NZ Herald –¬† Lifestyle – Niki Bezzant: Is hemp truly a wonder plant

2 Nov 2018¬†– Stuff –¬† Hemp bars beat insect patties in food competition

Join the NZHIA for more information and support for your hemp enterprise, together we stand!

ihemp Magazine, issue 6

iHemp Mag РMay & June 2019 Issue

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  • Medical Cannabis use in Ancient Rome
  • The Endocannabinoid System – How THC and CBD work
  • More Human Endocannabinoid Receptors have been found
  • Sativa by Day, Indica by Night
  • Marco’s Hemp Protein Bread Recipe
  • Hemp¬†Leaf & Flower in NZ Kindies by 2020
  • Accessing Cannabis in NZ (Doctor Option)
  • Accessing Cannabis in NZ (Green Fairy Option)
  • You can get any doctor¬†to prescribe CBD if they know what they are doing
  • Marco’s Top 8 Kiwi Medicinal Cannabis Companies

NZHIA Public Newsletter March and April

NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc, 1997
Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health & Social Benefits of a New Zealand Hemp Industry
Public Newsletter for March + April 2019 – In this issue:

  • MPI iHemp Industries Liaison¬†Group
  • Callaghan Innovation – hosted a great workshop on extraction
  • iHemp Magazine and summit Videos – Available Now
  • Events – National and International
  • iHemp in the news – Press Articles
Male and Female hemp plants

iHemp Industries Liaison Group

The NZHIA in conjunction with MPI and MOH have set up the ‚ÄúiHemp Industry Liaison Group‚ÄĚ,¬†which will meet quarterly to hear the news from Government about issues facing the iHemp industry.

The NZHIA hope to involve other Government ministries affected by the iHemp industry so they can all work together to enable the industry as per the Objective of the 2006 industrial hemp regulations:

the objective of these regulations is to enable the cultivation and distribution of industrial hemp under a licencing regime that ensures that other forms of cannabis are not cultivated and distributed under the guise of industrial hemp”

The Liaison Group is open to all stakeholders and includes organisations, associations, groups and other businesses involved in or potentially affected by the industry.

We look forward to this as an opportunity to raise awareness of iHemp and the issues facing the industry.¬† The wider audience will focus the spotlight on the considerable effect the Government has on the emerging iHemp industry and encourage them to get behind iHemp and “enable” the industry.

It is great to have a wide range of industries involved, as they need to identify their roles, in the research and development of this brand new industry for New Zealand/Aotearoa.

We need to remove the uncertainty created by the Government.¬† All it would take is a politician/Minister to make their intent clear to the officials –¬†Enable the industry, let the industry lead, allow them to work within the legislation and build a world class industry.

If we have to wait for this to happen, we will be paying the licence fees for technology developed overseas instead of overseas companies paying for the licence to use IP and technology created by kiwi ingenuity in New Zealand!

Now is the time to be bold and to support the development of regional economies, based on our sustainable iHemp industry.

Callaghan Innovation’s extraction workshop was a huge success, the two demo days were sold out and the workshop was presented to a full room of interested people.

Informative presentations on the use and practicalities of extraction methods, in particular super critical CO2, along with an update from the Ministry of Health and the NZHIA were enthusiastically received by attendees.

The attendees ranged from farmers, medicinal cannabis companies,  processors and service industries, like testing laboratories who are all involved in this new emerging industry.

An industry that could very quickly add a significant and new export revenue stream for NZ Inc.

Our “General iHemp licences” authorise the following activities; to posses, procure, supply and process iHemp.
Extraction is just another form of industrial processing, similar to cold pressing hemp seed oil, or hulling seeds.  Extraction can be used to produce CBD for both medicinal and industrial use.

There is an expanding and willing international market, calling for suitable biomass and extracts.  They want NZ grown product Рand we could be exporting millions of dollars worth of product to them right now.

NZ could be a world leader, our industry is ready we just need the clear government intent to support and enable us.¬† We are close to achieving critical mass, the human food market has moved us toward a sustainable business, but we still need access to the revenue streams from all parts of the plant to realise iHemp’s full economic potential.

Videos from the 2018 iHemp Summit are now available on Vimeo.  Members and Summit attendees get free access and the public can watch them here

Issue 5 of the iHemp Magazine is available now¬†–click here

Events – INTERNATIONAL

May 1-2 2019, The Hemp Biz conference, Denver Colorado
18-19 May 2019, HHI Expo – Sydney
17-19 May 2019, CannaTrade, International Hemp Fair since 2001, Zurich
May 29 РJune 1, 2019 , Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, New York
June 3-4, 2019 Eastern US hemp Conference & Expo, New York
June 5-6, 2019 16th EIHA Convention, Cologne
November 1-4  26th HIACON, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
November 14-16, 2019 Рthe Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo, Malta]

Recent iHemp – New Zealand press articles

30 Apr 2019 РSunmedia РHempFarm celebrate their factory opening

26 Apr 2019 РNZ Herald, Business РMedicinal cannabis firm Pure Cann New Zealand gets $6 million investment

24 Apr 2019 РStuff РNew medicinal cannabis company to create 100 jobs in Taupo

21 Apr 2019 РStuff РKiwi drug company AFT looks at medical cannabis opportunities as referendum nears

17 Apr 2019¬†– NZ Herald¬†– Two thirds of GP’s quizzed about medicinal cannabis

12 Apr 2019 РRNZ РMack MacIntosh has high hopes for hemp

5 Apr 2019¬†– Newsroom – Two Cents’ Worth: Growing a cannabis economy

4 Apr 2019 РThe Profit РGrowing a market for hemp foods from Hawkes Bay

29 Mar 2019 РStuff РWairarapa company Breadcraft launches hemp seed, cricket flour wraps

14 Mar 2019¬†– Supermarket News –¬† Hemp feature

18 Mar 2019 РHerald- Business Hemp Milk: A Hawkes Bay company is developing it, but would you drink it

19 Feb 2019 РStuff -Kiwi trio aim to make hemp apparel mainstream fashion

13 Feb 2019 РViva РHooray for Hemp: Why Hemp Is The Sustainable Superfood to Watch

10 Feb 2019¬†– Press Release – Family First – Billboard campaign encourages “Nope to Dope”

2 Feb 2019 РViva, Why Hemp-Based Food Is On the Rise In New Zealand

7 Jan 2019 РOtago Daily Times РCannabis museum for Christchurch

1 Dec 2018 РOtago Daily Times РSquaring off over medical Cannabis

Dec 2018 РKea РHow will the new cannabis law reform affect NZ?

24 Aug 2018 РOtago Daily Times РGrower promotes uses of industrial hemp

2 Aug 2018¬†– Southland Express – Entrepreneur¬†explores hemp’s potential

Join the NZHIA for more information and support for your hemp enterprise, together we stand!

NZHIA Public Newsletter – Feb 2019

NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc, 1997
Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health & Social Benefits of a New Zealand Hemp Industry
Public Newsletter for February 2019 – In this issue:

  • NZHIA Government committee¬†update
  • Food Survey – Low THC¬†hemp seed as a food, closes 13th March 2019
  • Hemp Research Survey – AgResearch and CSIRO
  • Extraction Workshop – Callaghan Innovation
  • Events – National and International
  • Hemp Festival 20-21 April 2019 – Dunedin, use the promo code to get a discount and support the NZHIA
  • iHemp in the news – Press Articles
NZHIA Government Committee – An update from the Chairperson, Chris Woodney.

It seems we have turned the corner with the MOH, finishing our first meeting of 2019 on a positive note.

A lot of work has been put in by the government committee over the past 12 months to get us to this point and it seems with the change of government and DG the working relationship is getting better.

We have had some wins though, which is good. Now only responsible persons will be needing police checks, not all those over 17.

MOH online applications are soon to be operational for new applicants, renewals and amendments.
Significant changes have been taken on board for the new application forms reducing the double up of information.

The major focus for us though has been getting the MOH to understand that without all revenue streams the industry will struggle to compete both locally and internationally.

Industry want to sell biomass to licensed producers.  Without this valuable revenue stream, grain prices will remain high, and the industry will be unable to compete with imported products,  and also be too pricey for the international market.

We reached out to the newly formed Medical Cannabis Council at their workshop to gain support for industry supplying them with biomass.  The answer was a unanimous YES.

The workshop was to gather feedback on what these companies wanted to see in the Regulations which is to be provided by the Ministry of Health, this year.

I attended on behalf of Industry to ensure we try to untangle iHemp and its products from any association with medicine or pharmaceuticals/drugs.

The topics discussed ranged from micro grow licences right through to GMP production.

There was a unanimous agreement that those with cannabis convictions should be allowed to enter the industry under the supervision of a responsible person as with the hemp industry. Dishonesty and violence convictions were not accepted to be appropriate convictions.

Discussions moved to kiwi genetics and what the amnesty would look like, some thought it should be ongoing and I agree.  This would give the black market time to build up some trust and see some returns for others in a regulated market place.

The social media response from a few in the cannabis community was that it was a bunch of money hungry opportunists looking to make their own rules and exclude others. I guess that’s how the Hemp industry pioneers were once viewed.

I can tell you from my attendance that this was a very patient-focused working group looking to minimise the supply chain and maximise it’s ability to get affordable products to patients, (that is, the less hands the product has to go through the cheaper it is for the end user).

The truth is that no matter how much money you have, it is those that have done the research applied the science and perfected their products that will be the stayers in this medical game.

Critical mass is almost at tipping point keep spreading the word about hemp as it’s our kids that will do amazing things with it not us!

Chris Woodney
Chair – NZHIA Government Committee

Food Survey – closes 13 March 2019


FSANZ SURVEY: Low-THC hemp seeds as food

Fill in the anominious, Food Safety Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) survey.
And don’t forget to supply comments on the future of hemp foods in New Zealand, not just hemp seed foods.FSANZ wrote on the 14 February¬†2019

Hulled hemp seeds from low-THC plants and food derived from hemp seeds are now available for sale and consumption in Australia and New Zealand.

To support the objectives of a consistent bi-national food regulatory system, the Australian and New Zealand governments are now gathering and consolidating information on existing activities and controls throughout the supply chain.

In order to do this, a survey has been developed for all Australian and New Zealand businesses involved in the growing, processing, manufacturing and importing of low-THC hemp for food for human consumption.

Your input is highly valued and we appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey. Please feel free to share this link with other businesses who are involved in the above activities relating to low-THC hemp for food if you believe they may not have received it. Please note that all information collected will remain strictly confidential.

You can access the survey by clicking here

The survey will run from 13 February until midnight on 13 March 2019. If you have any questions regarding the survey, you can email food.contact@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

Hemp Research Survey – closes 25th March 2019

AgResearch is hosting a workshop with Australian CSIRO researchers interested in the hemp research area with the aim of establishing areas of joint research in this field.

To provide some direction for the discussions AgResearch are conducting a short survey of growers and would-be growers. And the same survey has been sent to the Australian state regulators.

Please¬†complete the survey. It’s quite short but will provide some direction to our R&D planning. The an overall analysis of the results will be shared with the NZHIA ‘after March 25th.

Please encourage other interested parties to complete the survey by March 25th 2019.

Extraction Workshop РCallaghan Innovation: 21-22 March 2019 РLower Hutt Wellington.

Demo Day sold out РTickets still available for Day 1, 21st March.

Take a deep dive in to the practicalities and technologies of extraction with US Expert РDr Jerry King sharing his 50 years of experience in the botanical extraction industry.

An industry update will be available from the Ministry of Health and the NZHIA

Join the NZHIA and get a discount on the cost of the workshop

Events – LOCAL

  • 21-22 March¬†2019 In partnership with Callaghan Innovation, Wellington –¬†Hemp Extraction Workshop
  • 20-21 April 2019 – New Zealand’s first –¬†Hemp Harvest Festival, Dunedin.¬†Go¬†to¬†www.harvestfestival.nz¬†for more details and to book your ticket, with promo code NZHIA !!!
  • 20-26 May 2019 is¬†Tech Week¬†and we aim to be part of this with iHemp agri-tech and other topics being discussed in locations around New Zealand

Events – INTERNATIONAL

29-30 March 2019, Noco Hemp Expo, Denver, Colorado
31 Mar to 2 Apr 2019, International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) Berlin
May 1-2 2019, The Hemp Biz conference, Denver Colorado
18-19 May 2019, HHI Expo – Sydney
17-19 May 2019, CannaTrade, International Hemp Fair since 2001, Zurich
May 29 РJune 1, 2019 , Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition, New York
June 3-4, 2019 Eastern US hemp Conference & Expo, New York
June 5-6, 2019 16th EIHA Convention, Cologne
November 14-16, 2019 Рthe Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo, Malta]

Celebrate New Zealand’s¬†first ever¬†hemp harvest festival,¬†Dunedin 20-21 April, 2019¬†

Use promo code “NZHIA” and get a¬†20% discount on your ticket.¬† A futher 30% will be donated to the NZHIA.

You get to attend a great event at a discount and support the NZHIA at the same time, a win win deal!
Promo Code “NZHIA” –¬†harvestfestival.nz

Recent iHemp – New Zealand press articles

24 Feb 2019¬†– Stuff- “Green fairy” discharged without conviction by West Coast court

8 Feb 2019 РThe Spin off РBring local jobs Рand tikanga Maori to the legal cannabis industry

5 Feb 2019 РNZ Herald РNZX Рbound Cannasouth wins cannabis import licences

1 Feb 2019 РNZ Herald РRub of the Green: Six kiwi cannabis firms to watch

20 Jan 2019 РRNZ РNZ Company gets licensed for high THC cannabis

19 Jan 2019 РNZ Herald РHemp gives small Maori community of Ruatoria a chance to redefine itself

19 Jan 2019 РStuff РCannabis company liquidates less than a year after starting up

13 Nov 2018¬†– NZ Herald – ‘Significant¬†victory” for hemp industry in Far north

Join the NZHIA for more information and support for your hemp enterprise, together we stand!

NZHIA Public Newsletter – Nov to Jan 2019

NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc, 1997
Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health & Social Benefits of a New Zealand Hemp Industry
Public Newsletter for November 2018 to January 2019 РIn this issue:

  • Medicinal Cannabis Amendment Bill Dec 2018
  • Extraction Workshop – Callahan Innovation
  • Hemp Festival 20-21 April 2019 – Dunedin, use the promo code to get a discount and support the NZHIA
  • iHemp in the news – Press Articles

Medicinal Cannabis Amendment Bill Р17 December 2018

The progress of “The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill”,¬†including history, reports and speeches and the debate can be found on the¬†parliamentary website

The Government plans to set up a medicinal cannabis scheme within a year.  This will allow medicinal cannabis to be prescribed and supplied to a subset of potential patients who are eligible to receive palliative care.

An advisory panel, which should involve industry and overseas experts will set up the medicinal cannabis scheme within 12 months.  As part of this process a consultation document needs to be released by February or March for stakeholder comment.  This will give everyone the opportunity to comment.

MOH are listening to industry; the NZHIA and the Medicinal Cannabis Council are working with officials to ensure high and low THC forms of cannabis are included in the scheme and that it is workable for the entire supply chain.

Low THC Industrial hemp, is cannabis and has a high amount of various cannabinoids, terpennes, and flavoinoids, and very little of the psychoactive THC cannabinoid.

It is a great source of safe medicinal compounds which can be used as a whole plant extract where the synergistic reactions of the constituents of the whole plant work well together in what is refereed to as the entourage effect.

Or as a source for the extraction industry to supply individual isolates, such as the cannabinoid, CBD to the medicinal and commercial markets.


Extraction Workshop РCallaghan Innovation: 20-21 March 2019 РLower Hutt Wellington.

Take a deep dive in to the practicalities and technologies of extraction and attend a demonstration to see how it works

With US Expert – Dr Jerry King sharing his over 50 years of experience in the botanical extraction industry.

Come along to hear the commercial perspective of a large CO2 extraction plant in the pharmaceutical and medicinal products industry

An industry update will be available from the Ministry of Health and the NZHIA

Join the NZHIA and get a discount on the cost of the workshop

Celebrate the first hemp harvest festival in Dunedin 20-21 April.¬† Get a 20% discount on your ticket purchase by using the promo code “NZHIA” –¬†harvestfestival.nz
Recent iHemp – New Zealand press articles

20 Jan 2019 РNZ Herald РGreenfern Medicinal Marijuana predicts cannabis sales to boom

17 Jan 2019 РSunLive РHempfarm sets up in Tauranga

16 Jan 2019 РFarmers Weekly РHemp deal to spin green yarn

15 Jan 2019 РNZ Herald РUp in smoke: Kiwi cannabis firm in liquidation as founders battle

3 Jan 2019 РFood Navigator Asia Leading New Zealand in hemp: Maori trust partners with China firm following food rule change

30 Dec 2018 РNews Hub РThe illegal cannabis growers getting ready for legalisation

18 Dec 2018 РThe Country РGreenfern Medicinal Marijuana launches crowdfunding campaign to build facilities at Normanby, South Taranaki

18 Dec 2018 РStuff РMedsafe investigating claims on cannabis billboard

11 Dec 2018 РStuff РMedicinal cannabis bill passes, with regulated market promised within a year and a legal defence until then

3 Dec 2018 РNZ Herald, Business РSmall Business: Growing hemp to be eaten and to make cars РHemp Farm NZ

30 Nov 2018 РStuff РHemp OK for Kiwis, not for cows РMPI claims residue could taint milk, meat

27 Nov 2018 РStuff РNZHIA press release РIndustrial hemp now illegal as animal feed

21 Nov 2018 РNZ Herald РNew hemp deal between Ngati Kahungunu and Jinzhou Qiaopai Biotech

19 Nov 2018 РStuff РCannabis buyers get option to buy NZ made

15 Nov 2018 РStuff = Iwi industrial hemp production deal could create 150 jobs

14 Nov 2018 РThe Profit РGrowing a Market for hemp foods from Hawkes Bay

6 Nov 2018¬†– Newshub – Government declares hemp seed “safe to eat”

18 Sep 2018 РIdea Log РThe future of farming? How sowing hemp seeds can help our economy and our environment

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iHemp Magazine, issue 4

iHemp Mag РJanuary & February Issue 4

  • 1st Hemp Growers in Northland
  • Hemp Milk Powder¬†replaces Dairy Milk Powder
  • Make your own Hemp Milk at home
  • Hemp in History
  • Hemp Hero – Cannabis Saved my life
  • Hemp Workshop – Extraction Workshop
  • Your Body has an Endo-cannabinoid System
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iHemp Magazine – Issue 3

iHemp Mag –¬†December Issue 3

  • The Real Reason Why Hemp is Prohibited
  • Hemp Lifestyle vs Dairy Lifestyle
  • Rose Renton – Solo mum of 7 Busted for providing a Compassionate Community Service
  • 5 Minute Guide to Hemp in NZ
  • Press Releases – Is it Corruption or Incompetence?
  • Hemp Seed Oil Mayo Recipe
  • Patrick Stewart (Actor) uses cannabis for arthritis
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