New Zealand Hemp Industries Association (NZHIA), Aotearoa Hemp Alliance (AHA) and, the New Zealand Medicinal Cannabis Council (NZMCC) who collectively represent more than 95% of the New Zealand Industrial Hemp (iHemp) industry, have come together on a “Hemp industry strategic proposal for regulatory change.”
On behalf of the iHemp industry, a letter and document has been presented to Ministers and senior officials in the Ministries of Health, Primary Industries, the Environment, and, Business, Innovation and Employment.
The document is a comprehensive proposal, identifying 5 objectives which require short and medium term attention by the government.
Each objective highlights the barriers arising from the regulatory treatment of low THC industrial hemp, recommends a solution, and quantifies target outcomes economically, environmentally, and socially.
We hope to facilitate further discussions and positive outcomes for the iHemp industry and the regions of Aotearoa.
As an insight, please note the following iHemp Industry Strategic Objectives;
- Ease regulatory burdens on iHemp growers and processors.
- Open commercial and regulatory pathways for the domestic supply of New Zealand iHemp products for animal nutrition.
- Open commercial and regulatory pathways for New Zealand iHemp derived Cannabinoids, by allowing the supply of iHemp derived Biomass (Leaves and Flowers) produced under an Industrial Hemp Licence to a Medicinal Cannabis Licence holder.
- Open commercial and regulatory pathways for New Zealand iHemp derived Biomass (Leaves and Flowers) to be processed into non-psychoactive cannabinoid, terpene and flavonoid iHemp products, and to be sold as a dietary supplement/ natural health product.
- Integrate iHemp as a carbon sequestration offset of farming emissions within the He Waka Eke Noa framework.
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