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

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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 – In 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 – 17 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 – Callaghan Innovation: 20-21 March 2019 – Lower 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 – NZ Herald – Greenfern Medicinal Marijuana predicts cannabis sales to boom

17 Jan 2019 – SunLive – Hempfarm sets up in Tauranga

16 Jan 2019 – Farmers Weekly – Hemp deal to spin green yarn

15 Jan 2019 – NZ Herald – Up in smoke: Kiwi cannabis firm in liquidation as founders battle

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

30 Dec 2018 – News Hub – The illegal cannabis growers getting ready for legalisation

18 Dec 2018 – The Country – Greenfern Medicinal Marijuana launches crowdfunding campaign to build facilities at Normanby, South Taranaki

18 Dec 2018 – Stuff – Medsafe investigating claims on cannabis billboard

11 Dec 2018 – Stuff – Medicinal cannabis bill passes, with regulated market promised within a year and a legal defence until then

3 Dec 2018 – NZ Herald, Business – Small Business: Growing hemp to be eaten and to make cars – Hemp Farm NZ

30 Nov 2018 – Stuff – Hemp OK for Kiwis, not for cows – MPI claims residue could taint milk, meat

27 Nov 2018 – Stuff – NZHIA press release – Industrial hemp now illegal as animal feed

21 Nov 2018 – NZ Herald – New hemp deal between Ngati Kahungunu and Jinzhou Qiaopai Biotech

19 Nov 2018 – Stuff – Cannabis buyers get option to buy NZ made

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

14 Nov 2018 – The Profit – Growing a Market for hemp foods from Hawkes Bay

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

18 Sep 2018 – Idea Log – The future of farming? How sowing hemp seeds can help our economy and our environment

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

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iHemp Magazine, issue 4

iHemp Mag – January & 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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iHemp Magazine – Issue 2

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iHemp Magazine Inaugural Issue 2

  • iHemp Summit Wellington 2018 Review – Dr Mike Nichols
  • History of Cannabis in China- Jann Gumbiner PhD
  • $1000 Reward to Prove that Cannabis Doesn’t Belong in NZ Kindergartens & Kohunga Reos – Chris Woodney
  • Reefer Madness – Movie Review – Marco Fantham
  • The Next 12 months: How I See it Going – Richard Barge Deputy Chairman (NZHIA)
  • High Protein Hemp Hummus – Gena
  • Olivia Newton-John reveals she is using cannabis oil to treat pain as she battles cancer for third time -Rozina Sabur
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iHemp Magazine # 1

iHemp Magazine Inaugural Issue 1

  • 4 Founding Fathers that Grew Hemp – Marco Fantham
  • What you missed at the iHemp Summit July 2018 in Wellington – Nigel Slaughter
  • The GodFather of NZ Hemp takes a Stroll down Memory Lane & Cooks-up some Hemp Seed Bread – Donald James MacIntosh (aka MACK)
  • A Billion Dollar Crop – US Department of Energy
  • 2 Major Challenges for NZ Hemp Growers – Worlds First Fresh Hemp Fibre Decorticator – Dave Jordan
  • The Emperor Wears No Clothes – Book Review – Dennis Farley
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NZHIA Press Release 27 Nov 2018

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Press release 27 November 2018

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New Zealand Hemp Industry Association.  Press Release.  27-11-18 

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Industrial hemp now illegal as animal feed.

Hemp growers are up in arms as a document released by MPI yesterday informed them feeding of iHemp to any animal is in breach of the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act. (ACVM).

This has come as a huge shock to all in the industry, who, until this week believed they had access to the animal feed market, since the iHemp regulations came into place in 2006. This latest release by MPI sends a contradictory message from the department after changing regulations earlier this month to allow hemp seed for human consumption.

“So we have got a win for human food but lost animal feed?” questions one Rangitikei iHemp farmer “how ridiculous!”.

MPI Head of Food Safety Bryan Wilson has stated recently that “Hemp seeds are safe to eat and nutritious, they don’t produce a psychoactive or therapeutic effect”. Yet it appears that it is no longer acceptable for animals!

The ACVM legislation was changed in 2011 without any industry consultation. This is where the issue lies.

MPI has released several documents previously, including in 2004, indicating iHemp was permissible to feed to animals, in fact, they encouraged it. Former Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) staffer and Deputy Chair of the hemp licensing committee (2001-2005) Tony van der Lem points out: “Proceeding with a change that will affect an industry without our consultation, is not what is expected of a professional and competent government department”.

MPI is now claiming that harm may arise to New Zealand’s export earnings, citing potential issues from countries where hemp is prohibited. “The tiniest trace amount of any cannabinoid in our milk or meat could be devastating”, they argue.

IHemp however is considered generally safe by the World Health Organisation and the UN. The current iHemp regulations specify limits on Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, a psychoactive substance) as being under 0.35%. No substance present in hemp is thought or proven to be of any detriment to the health of people or animals.

Considerable interest has arisen recently in medicinal cannabis, and this is being blamed for some of the confusion and mixed messages coming from Government. “They need to take a step back and realise we are a low THC arable crop with huge potential, and start enabling the industry”, says Deputy Chair of the NZHIA, Richard Barge.

Industry is calling for a change in legislation to exempt iHemp from the rigorous controls currently in place on controlled drugs.  Hemp products are safe, and one molecule of THC or CBD should not force officials to treat us like a drug crop.

Low THC iHemp is clearly defined as not being Marijuana. It is time for the conflicting announcements made by governmental departments about iHemp, to stop. Officials need urgently to work together and with industry, to enable a brand new primary industry for New Zealand.

NZHIA farmer member Tom Welch states: “These constant roadblocks by government are killing our industry’s future! We need government to help, not hinder, for hemp to flourish to its economic and ecological potential”, he continues, “this low THC plant presents absolutely no health risks to people or animals and it is to the detriment of all New Zealanders that hemp continues to be so strictly prohibited”.

NZHIA is awaiting reply from the Prime Minister’s office on the issues at hand.

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For further information contact:

  • Donald (Mack) Mcintosh (NZHIA Chairperson) 03 415 8888

  • Richard Barge (NZHIA Deputy Chair) 021 706 690

  • Tom Welch (Executive member, Chair of Members committee) 06 327 7676

  • Jo Say (Executive member, Chair of Media committee) 027 655 2219

 ACVM Alert Notification 18-001 Hemp and Hemp based Products 

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NZHIA Press Release 8 Nov 2018

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Press release 8 November 2018

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New Zealand Hemp Industries Association (NZHIA)  PRESS RELEASE
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Hemp seed food products now legal in New Zealand

A small yet significant victory occurred on Tuesday as Government announced formal regulatory changes, which will mean that hemp seed products will be legal for sale and consumption as from 12 November 2018.

This change in legislation means that in addition to hemp seed oil (which has been legal since 2003) items such as de-hulled hemp seed, hemp seed protein powder, hemp seed beverages and hemp seed snack bars will now all be able to be legally sold for human consumption in New Zealand.

This change in hemp seed food legislation follows on from changes that Trans – Tasman Food Ministers agreed to be made to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code on 28 April 2017. Australia has been legally selling their hemp food items since November last year.

Announcing the legislation change, Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor acknowledged that the NZ industrial hemp (iHemp) industry has been campaigning for this amendment to happen for decades. He also made reference to the potential for the iHemp industry to be significantly beneficial to New Zealand’s rural economies and communities in terms of generating revenue and jobs.

Despite this good news however, hemp flowers and hemp leaves, even those strains with effectively zero levels of the psycho active component THC, will remain illegal in New Zealand food: This continued restriction is frustrating for those who want the high value nutrition of the whole plant to be made available to New Zealanders for dietary and medical benefits.

Additionally, the possession and trade of whole hemp seeds will still require a license, and all new hemp seed food items will not be permitted to feature the word cannabis or to show the cannabis leaf on packaging.

In response to the announcement Richard Barge of NZHIA said: “Whilst we welcome any progress that helps the iHemp industry, if the hemp seed is indeed to be traded now as  ‘any other edible seed’, the restrictions still in place will continue to be a source of postponing the full flourishing of the iHemp industry in New Zealand.

“We wait to see how the imminent order in council by the Ministry Of Primary Industries will effect the Industrial Hemp Regulations 2006.

“Is the New Zealand government serious about helping our rural economies?”

Press release end.
For further Information on this press release from NZHIA please contact: 
Richard Barge NZHIA Deputy Chair – 021 706 690
Mack McIntosh NZHIA Chair – 03 415 8888

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Public Newsletter Sept to October 2018

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NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc, 1997
Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health & Social Benefits of a New Zealand Hemp Industry

Public Newsletter for September and October 2018

In this issue:

Hemp seed food will be legal on 12 November 2018

The Government has changed the rules around hemp seed so that it’s treated as just another food – a move which aims to “stimulate regional economies”.

“The Misuse of Drugs (Industrial Hemp) Regulations 2006 and the Food Regulations 2015 will be amended to allow the sale of hemp seed as food”, Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor said on Tuesday.

He said the move is “great news for the hemp industry, which has argued for decades that the production of hemp seed foods will stimulate regional economies, create jobs and generate $10-20 million of export revenue within 3 to 5 years”.

More information available at:

The second issue of the “New” look NZHIA public  magazine is out now

Public Newsletter – October 2018

Public Newsletter – September 2018  

Issue # 2 – NZHIA magazine

 Recent iHemp – New Zealand press articles

6 Nov 2018 – Newshub – Government declares hemp seed “safe to eat”
30 Oct 2018 – NZ Herald – Kiwi TV Star Mark Dye launches cannabis company
29 Oct 2018 – NZ Herald – Kiwi Cannabis start-up Zeacannn calls in PwC to help raise $20 million in funding
30 Oct 2018 – Idealog – Changing the game: The Hemp store’s Chris Fowlie launches Zeacann to democratise access to medicinal cannabis’
23 Oct 2018 – NZ Hearld – Kiwi company poised to become NZX’s first listed medicinal cannabis play (Cannasouth)
10 Oct 2018 – Verve – King of Cannabis Cuisine
15 Oct 2018 – NZ Herald – Health Ministry works to mid-2020 date to legalise medicinal cannabis
9 Oct 2018 – NZ Herald – inside Helius Therapeutics cannabis-manufacturing lab in East Tamaki
28 Sep 2018 – TVNZ – Breakfast “Healthy, but not high” – Could cannabis be the next ‘it’ food?
07 Sep 2018 –  Stuff – iHemp advocates want the whole of the moon – not just hemp seed
19 Aug 2018 – NZ Herald – Hemp protein cookies on menu once laws change
18 Aug 2018 – NZ Herald Business – The interview: Cookie time founder Michael Mayell bets on a future of hemp
24 Jul 2018 – TVNZ – Breakfast – Acting PM Winston Peters refuses to say if he agrees with legalising cannabis – it doesn’t matter what i support
20 Jul 2018 – NZ Herald Lifestyle – Auckland Food News and hemp seed recipes

International Events

16-17 October 2018  – 8th International Hemp Building Symposium, Brussels, Belgium

2-5 November 2018 – 25 HIA Annual Conference, Los Angeles

20-22 November 2018  – CHTA National Convention, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Hemp is everywhere – Vimeo, iHemp Summit July 2018 promotional video.  Visit the hempsummit.nz

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

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Public Newsletter July to August 2018

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NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc, 1997
Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health & Social Benefits of a New Zealand Hemp Industry

Public Newsletter for July and August 2018

In this issue:

  • The “New” look NZHIA Public Newsletter – Sept 2018

  • The Ministry of Health and the iHemp Regulations

  • Events and iHemp Press Articles

The “New” look NZHIA Public Newsletter – September 2018  

Building on the momentum created at the July 2018 iHemp Summit, the NZHIA is pleased to announce our new and upgraded Public Newsetter.

As the iHemp industry gains credibility, the NZHIA is keepng up.  We are becoming more professional and the new and enthusiastic NZHIA Executive are taking it to the next level

Expect some great things coming from the industry and the Association this season.

MOH and interpreting the regulations

The NZHIA Executive have began a series of meetings with Medicines Control senior officials to ensure the enabling regulations are working as the working group anticipated they would.

The inter-agency working group was convened when the government lifted the moratorium on talking about hemp cannabis in 2000.  This followed the publication of a number of papers on the subject.  And the NZHIA booklet –5 Minute Guide to Industrial Hemp in 1998 a copy of which was given to all MP’s.

The working group involved all the agencies, MOH, MAF, Customs, Police, Justice, Te Puni Kokiri and the NZHIA were there representing industry.
All the potential end uses of hemp were discussed and as “Industrial Hemp” by definition does not contain any noticeable amounts of THC, it was not considered a problem and was to be treated as an arable crop grown under licence  issued by the MOH

Our regulations were then drafted to accommodate this diversity of end use and were purposefully general in the concept that only “industrial hemp” grown under licence could be used to produce “hemp products” for sale.

Our regulations are fit for purpose and are world class, and as Dr Jessamine acknowledged at the iHemp Summit, it is a matter of interpretation.

We look forward to working with the MOH we encourage them to respect the intent of the iHemp Regulations and enable a New Zealand iHemp industry and let us realise the potentially massive and wide ranging economic opportunity for New Zealand, especially in the regions where it is needed.


IHemp Summit – 5 July 2018

Hemp is everywhere – Vimeo, ihemp summit promotional video 

Recent iHemp – New Zealand press articles

18 Sept 2018 – Idealog – The future of Farming? How sowing hemp seeds can help our economy and our environment.
19 Aug 2018 – TV One Country Calendar – Super Seeds
12 Jul 2018 – TV One News “This is a huge opportunity” – high nutrient hemp seeds could soon be legal for Kiwis to eat
9 Jul 2018  – Hemp champions move industry a step closer
9 Jul 2018 – NBR – Value-added cannabis crop needed to compete with overseas producers
6 Jul 2018  – NBR – Missed economic opportunities if hemp industry isn’t allowed to flourish, experts say
5 Jul 2018 – Hemp is a formidable vegetable
29 Jun 2018 –  Ministry of Health accused of ignoring evidence of cannabis benefits
10 Jun 2018 – The Kiwi scientists who don’t advertise what they grow  – and where they grow it
Idealog – Green Rush a new series on the emerging cannabis industry

International Events

2 – 5 November 2018 – 25 HIA Annual Conference, Los Angeles

16-17 October 2018  – 8th International Hemp Building Symposium, Brussels, Belgium

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

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Public Newsletter May and June 2018

Public Newsletter  May and June 2018

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Public Newsletter for June 2018

In this issue:

  • MPI Hemp seed food update and fit for purpose review

  • The iHemp Summit, Wellington, 5 & 6th July 2018

  • WHO World Health Organisation, Special meeting on cannabis and related substances 4-7 June 2018

  • Events and iHemp Press Articles

HH Hemp Ltd, Kompolti crop, Dunedin 2017/2018

MPI Hemp Seed Food Update and Fit for
Purpose Review – Send in your response now

The much anticipated MPI discussion document on the April 2017 variation to the food code, was finally released on May 10, with responses due by 20th June 2018.

Due to the delay in getting the discussion document out for public consultation, New Zealand will not have a green light for human consumption of hemp seed, until latter this year or early 2019!.

When it finally happens it will be great news for the consumers but it will be too late for the industry to scale up and plant more seed crops this season.

The approach in the discussion document is significantly incorrect and these shortcomings need to be raised with MPI and MOH

The NZHIA have prepared a response (copy here) which highlights the simple approach, we recommend to allowing hemp seed foods within the Food Act.  Hemp food products are already covered as “Hemp Products” in the iHemp Regulations, so there is no need to amend our regulations.  MPI simply have to incorporate the April 2017 variation in to the NZ Food Act 2015 and the job is done!,

We encourage you to email your feedback on the discussion document by 5pm on 20 June 2018 to food.policy@mpi.govt.nz  Please let them know “we support the feedback document provided by the NZHIA ” and add your own comments and recommendations, we have provided some ideas here.

The “fit for purpose” review has missed all of industry’s concerns, which have been raised over the last 10 years.  Instead of helping to enable the industry, MPI have followed the lead of MOH who want to add more control in to the iHemp Regulations, with recommendations that achieve very little and are not actually required.

The MOH are confused and need to reconsider their intent and interpretation of the regulations rather than making changes to them.

We applaud MPI for taking the initiative and trying to get a “fit for purpose” review done as part of the process to allow hemp seed for human consumption.  However it could delay the food issue as the changes proposed by MOH are unacceptable to many in the iHemp industry.

MPI need to keep it simple and separate the two issues and get the food access sorted with urgency.  Then encourage MOH to listen to industry and make the iHemp Regulations work as they were intended, and enable the development of a great new industry for New Zealand.

New Zealand’s inaugural – iHemp Summit – 5th to 6th July, Wellington.  With a welcome evening reception on the 4th

The Program is now available on hempsummit.nz

Come along and learn about the industry and what is needed to move the economic, environmental and social potential of iHemp, forward .

The number of tickets is limited, so get in now to ensure you don’t miss out on the first iHemp Summit in New Zealand.

Check out hempsummit.nz  and face book hempsummit.nz

Please pass this on to people in your networks who should be aware of iHemp and the event.

World Health Organisation (WHO) meeting of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECCD), Geneva 4-7 June 2018

The 40th ECDD meeting, is a specially convened session dedicated to carrying out reviews of cannabis and cannabis-related substances:

  1. Preparations containing cannabidiol (CBD)
  2. Cannabis plant and cannabis resin
  3. Extracts and tinctures of cannabis*
  4. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
  5. Isomers of THC.
After the open session on the afternoon of Monday the 4th June, there is a two day closed session.The closed session will begin with, updates on priorities of international agencies and an overview of the current status of cannabis control within international drug control conventions.

Following this will be a critical review of 1 above, 2-5 are pre-reviews, all of which involve presentations of “key points from report”, “country questionnaires” and “peer reviews” and a panel discussion.

The outcome will be a –  “Review and Adoption of Final Report”

The Misuse of Drugs – Medicinal Cannabis Amendment Bill
Hear the submissions on the Health Select Committee Facebook page

Recent iHemp – New Zealand press articles

Idealog – Green Rush a new series on the emerging cannabis industry
30 May 2018 – Hemp Summit taps growing interest
26 May 2018 – New Zealand hemp industry set for exciting boom
24 May 2018 – Cannabis firm has high hopes
23 May 2018  – Summit looks at $75b industry
21 May 2018  – Cannabis companies to put themselves in ‘best light’ at inaugural summit
20 May 2018 – Cannabis Inc
15 May 2018 – Hemp farmers are ready to plant
10 May 2018 – Medicinal cannabis company’s investment round crashes crowdfunding site
2 May 2018 – cannabis bill too strict for NZ growers

23 Mar 2018 – Hemp innovation hub to be launched in Rotorua

International Events

2 – 5 November 2018 – 25 HIA Annual Conference, Los Angeles

16-17 October 2018  – 8th international Hemp Building Symposium, Brussels, Belgium

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

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