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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Public Newsletter January and February 2018

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NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc

Public Newsletter for January  and February 2018

In this issue:

  • The plan for 2018 – Hemp Summit, July 5&6 2018

  • The objective of the iHemp Regulations 2006

  • The Medicinal Cannabis Bill 

  • Recent press articles on iHemp

The plan for 2018 – Hemp Summit, July 5 & 6

This is a NZ first!  The iHemp industries inaugural iHemp summit, being held at Massey University – Palmerston North on the 5-6 July

A 2 day conference and gala dinner, show casing the iHemp industry to the who’s who of New Zealand businesses

We are inviting senior people from industry, government and other stake holders to attend.  You should be there and be part of this new primary industry for New Zealand.

Come and learn why your business needs to be incorporating iHemp seed and natural fiber products into your future plans.

The program will cover many topics of interest, with world class speakers.

But the date in your calendar and give us your feedback:

  • What areas and questions you would like to hear about

  • Can you help us to get the word out by sharing this newsletter

  • As you have received this letter, you are automatically enrolled to receive summit updates

    email with your feedback

Hemp plants emerging in Pukekohe

The “Object” of the iHemp Regulations 2006, is stated as 

3 Object
The object of these regulations is to enable the cultivation and distribution
of industrial hemp under a licensing regime that ensures that other forms of
cannabis are not cultivated and distributed under the guise of industrial hemp

This gives us a protected industry based on sustainable production of low THC iHemp, what we need is the Government to enable us and support industry growth and development, rather than getting in the way of this new arable crop

We are not a drug crop and people need to be aware that industrial hemp cannabis is distinct from marijuana cannabis (high THC) and Medicinal Cannabis (Both psychoactive and non psychoactive drugs which will have their own regulatory frame work when the Medicinal Cannabis bill is past)

The Medicinal Cannabis Bill 

A bill proposed by Hon David Clark, Minister of Health should give the industry a new framework in which to purse the opportunities for low THC iHemp medicinal products.

Clearly when used as a medicine it is a drug which will need to be controlled by Medicine Control, as opposed to the arable seed and fiber crop which would be more suited to being controlled by MPI

The draft bill is available and public submissions have been requested by 21 March 2018

The Draft is restricted to just the terminal ill which does not allow access to the wide range of patients wanting to use these therapeutic medicines.
We encourage you to make a submission and give them feedback on what you think needs to be included so that patients, doctors and suppliers all know what to do.

Recent press articles iHemp

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