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 officials within the ministry and look forward to working with all stakeholders on a review of the regulations.
The Ministry of Health have responded to the NZHIA and acknowledged the points we have raised:
“I note that you wish to clearly define the difference between industrial hemp cannabis and marijuana cannabis to help increase public understanding of the industrial hemp industry.
“This review would assist with distinguishing between hemp and other forms of cannabis and to prevent default to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 for hemp products that are not covered by the existing Regulations.”
“Currently a review of the regulations is not scheduled but the Ministry will consider your submission for a review”
“Thank you for your information and the offer of your expertise to assist in a review of the Regulations”