iHemp Magazine

Sale of Hemp Flowers and Leaves

A German Federal Supreme Court Says…SALE OF HEMP FLOWERS AND LEAVES IS LEGAL…except for Intoxicating Purposes. In its ruling of 24 March 2021, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) stated that the sale of hemp flowers and leaves to end consumers is not prohibited. The ruling strengthens the legal position for the sale of …

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The differences between Industrial Hemp, Medicinal Cannabis and Marijuana

In the latest issue of iHemp Magazine, we place a special spotlight on the 2021 iHemp Expo and Seminars. The expo day presented the opportunity for industry experts to voice discussions on both industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis and their places in New Zealand. Here we take a special look at the key differences between …

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Building with Hemp for a regenerative future

“Out of the ashes of the Christchurch earthquake rebuild rose a desire in me to change the inefficiencies in the building industry,” says Antoine Tane from Kohu Hemp, a builder with 10 years experience, whose father is an architect. “We have a program called Educate to Regenerate (www.kohuhemp.nz).  Where we plan to teach people everything …

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Retrofitting with Hempcrete

Laura and John reside in Eastern Bay of Plenty in a small town called Ōpōtiki.  They are borderline obsessed with hempcrete and growing a flourishing hemp industry. Two years ago, Laura attended New Zealand’s first hemp summit.  She was eager to meet like minded hemp lovers and learn more about building with hemp.  Unfortunately, hemp …

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New Zealand vs Australia: Hemp construction

Aussie is further down the hemp construction track than NZ. This shouldn’t be so, considering we had the same 2006 starting point. Klara Marosszeky (Managing Director of the Australian Hemp Masonry Company)  recounts: “I first became interested in hemp in 1999. At that time the NSW Department of Primary Industries position on hemp was “It’s …

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Try before you “buy” (build) – Air BnB Hemp Studio in Wanaka

“People really appreciate being inside our Hemp Studio, because it’s like being in a cocoon really.  Due to the dense walls, there is no echo and an absence of outside noise” explains Barbara, the proud owner of the first NZ hempcrete house built by a building firm. “It was a big leap for me being …

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6 Reasons to build with Hemp

Find out more about this incredible commodity and how it can help the New Zealand construction industry in the latest iHemp Magazine – Fibre Construction. # 1 Impact of the global climate crisis on NZ The construction industry globally is responsible for 25% of all carbon emissions. To address this statistic and the impact it …

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