Legislation News

Cannabis referendum a game changing opportunity for industry: NZHIA Press Release

The benefits of voting yes in the upcoming cannabis referendum are far greater than most New Zealanders realise, says the NZ Hemp Industries Association (NZHIA). “While the referendum has been packaged around the recreational use of cannabis, the implications of legalisation would be a game changer for the hemp industry,” said NZHIA chair Richard Barge. …

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UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs

Given that the UN Single Convention makes specific reference to industrial hemp not being being controlled by the Convention (Article 28.2), it is difficult to understand why the officials in New Zealand and other jurisdictions continue to treat us like we are growing an illicit narcotic drug. When grown for industrial purposes iHemp is not …

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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 …

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MPI Consultation – Food and the iHemp Regulations

MPI Consultation closes 20 June 2018 The industry and all interested parties need to send an email today! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, 10 days before the deadline and MPI have received only 2 responses!   It you want an iHemp industry this is a great opportunity to show MPI we are serious, please email Food.Policy@mpi.govt.nz and …

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Medicinal Bill Submissions Due 21 March 2018

NZHIA Encourage you to make a submission on the Medicinal Cannabis Bill before 21 March 2018 Useful documents  (links in green or bold) Medicinal Cannabis Bill and Explanatory notes Ministry of Health – Departmental Disclosure Statement  Medicinal Cannabis 10 Day action The proposed bill is the start of a process whereby a “medicinal Cannabis Scheme” …

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Submission on the Medicinal Cannabis Bill

NZHIA Encourage you to make a submission on the Medicinal Cannabis Bill before 21 March 2018 Useful documents  (links in green or bold) Medicinal Cannabis Bill and Explanatory notes Ministry of Health – Departmental Disclosure Statement  Medicinal Cannabis 10 Day action The proposed bill is the start of a process whereby a “medicinal Cannabis Scheme” …

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3 May 2017 The Food Code Variation has been gazetted

The details of the variation to the food code are:  Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code — Amendment No. 169 Food Standards (Proposal P1042 – Low THC Hemp Seeds as Food) Variation Dated 3 May 2017. 1 Name This instrument is the Food Standards (Proposal P1042 – Low THC Hemp Seeds as Food) Variation. 2 Variation to a …

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NZHIA and the Ministry of Health

The Misuse of Drugs (Industrial Hemp) Regulations need to be tweaked to make them more workable for the iHemp Industry. The NZHIA have written to the Director General of Health and the Ministers highlighting our concerns at the work ability of the Regulations. NZHIA Director General Letter 16 September 2015 We have forwarded information to senior …

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