Legislation News

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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Join the NZHIA and help us to represent the New Zealand Hemp Industry

The NZHIA Executive invite you to join the New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Inc. If you’re interested or involved please get in touch. We began representing the local industry following our incorporation in 1997, we lobbied hard to get the trials established in 2000. And as part of the Governments Inter-Agency Working Group we worked …

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NZHIA meets Ministry Of Primary Industries and Ministry of Health 8 April 2015

 NZHIA meets MPI and MOH Members of the Executive meet with Officials from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Primary Industries, in Wellington on 8 April 2015. This was the first meeting since the NZHIA has restarted on 1 April 2015.  Our aim from the meeting was to open communication channels whilst highlighting hurdles …

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Hemp Seed Foods A1039 Low THC Hemp Seed Foods has been rejected

Hemp Seed Foods A1039 Low THC Hemp Seed Foods has been rejected On 30 January the Forum of Food Ministers voted to reject, Application A1039 – Low THC hemp as a food.  This is the end of A 1039 (2010-2015), which was the same fate as its predecessor,  A360 Hemp as a Novel Food (1998-2002, …

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NZHIA puts hemp seed food issue on TV 3 news

  NZHIA puts hemp seed food issue on the TV3 news TV3 recently visited Penny Young, NZHIA Secretary at her hemp farm in Hunna, South Auckland  http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/growers-push-to-relax-restrictions-on-hemp-2015032817 New Zealand industry and government want access to hemp foods, but as we share food safety standards with Australia we were outvoted in the FSANZ, meeting on 30 …

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FSANZ Vote No on Application A1039, Denying hemp seed foods for human consumption, oil is still available in NZ

  A1039 Low THC Foods – The FSANZ forum of Food Ministers voted no to the application on 30 Jan 2015. Despite their own FSANZ official recommendation to accept the variation to the food standard, the Forum of Food and Health Minsters have voted “NO” to A1039.  They could only decide to accept, amend or reject …

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A1039 Low THC hemp seed foods

On 21 December 2014 the FSANZ (Foods Safety Australia and New Zealand) reaffirmed its approval of the draft variation to allow limited access to low THC hemp seed foods for human consumption (http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/code/applications/Pages/applicationa1039lowt4708.aspx) The Forum now has 60 days to accept, amend or reject the variation.  So a decision should be available before 18 February …

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