Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health and Social Benefits of a NZ Hemp Industry

NZHIA Public Newsletter – Nov to Jan 2019

NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc, 1997
Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health & Social Benefits of a New Zealand Hemp Industry
Public Newsletter for November 2018 to January 2019 – In this issue:

  • Medicinal Cannabis Amendment Bill Dec 2018
  • Extraction Workshop – Callahan Innovation
  • Hemp Festival 20-21 April 2019 – Dunedin, use the promo code to get a discount and support the NZHIA
  • iHemp in the news – Press Articles

Medicinal Cannabis Amendment Bill – 17 December 2018

The progress of “The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill”, including history, reports and speeches and the debate can be found on the parliamentary website

The Government plans to set up a medicinal cannabis scheme within a year.  This will allow medicinal cannabis to be prescribed and supplied to a subset of potential patients who are eligible to receive palliative care.

An advisory panel, which should involve industry and overseas experts will set up the medicinal cannabis scheme within 12 months.  As part of this process a consultation document needs to be released by February or March for stakeholder comment.  This will give everyone the opportunity to comment.

MOH are listening to industry; the NZHIA and the Medicinal Cannabis Council are working with officials to ensure high and low THC forms of cannabis are included in the scheme and that it is workable for the entire supply chain.

Low THC Industrial hemp, is cannabis and has a high amount of various cannabinoids, terpennes, and flavoinoids, and very little of the psychoactive THC cannabinoid.

It is a great source of safe medicinal compounds which can be used as a whole plant extract where the synergistic reactions of the constituents of the whole plant work well together in what is refereed to as the entourage effect.

Or as a source for the extraction industry to supply individual isolates, such as the cannabinoid, CBD to the medicinal and commercial markets.

Extraction Workshop – Callaghan Innovation: 20-21 March 2019 – Lower Hutt Wellington.

Take a deep dive in to the practicalities and technologies of extraction and attend a demonstration to see how it works

With US Expert – Dr Jerry King sharing his over 50 years of experience in the botanical extraction industry.

Come along to hear the commercial perspective of a large CO2 extraction plant in the pharmaceutical and medicinal products industry

An industry update will be available from the Ministry of Health and the NZHIA

Join the NZHIA and get a discount on the cost of the workshop

Celebrate the first hemp harvest festival in Dunedin 20-21 April.  Get a 20% discount on your ticket purchase by using the promo code “NZHIA” –
Recent iHemp – New Zealand press articles

20 Jan 2019 – NZ Herald – Greenfern Medicinal Marijuana predicts cannabis sales to boom

17 Jan 2019 – SunLive – Hempfarm sets up in Tauranga

16 Jan 2019 – Farmers Weekly – Hemp deal to spin green yarn

15 Jan 2019 – NZ Herald – Up in smoke: Kiwi cannabis firm in liquidation as founders battle

3 Jan 2019 – Food Navigator Asia Leading New Zealand in hemp: Maori trust partners with China firm following food rule change

30 Dec 2018 – News Hub – The illegal cannabis growers getting ready for legalisation

18 Dec 2018 – The Country – Greenfern Medicinal Marijuana launches crowdfunding campaign to build facilities at Normanby, South Taranaki

18 Dec 2018 – Stuff – Medsafe investigating claims on cannabis billboard

11 Dec 2018 – Stuff – Medicinal cannabis bill passes, with regulated market promised within a year and a legal defence until then

3 Dec 2018 – NZ Herald, Business – Small Business: Growing hemp to be eaten and to make cars – Hemp Farm NZ

30 Nov 2018 – Stuff – Hemp OK for Kiwis, not for cows – MPI claims residue could taint milk, meat

27 Nov 2018 – Stuff – NZHIA press release – Industrial hemp now illegal as animal feed

21 Nov 2018 – NZ Herald – New hemp deal between Ngati Kahungunu and Jinzhou Qiaopai Biotech

19 Nov 2018 – Stuff – Cannabis buyers get option to buy NZ made

15 Nov 2018 – Stuff = Iwi industrial hemp production deal could create 150 jobs

14 Nov 2018 – The Profit – Growing a Market for hemp foods from Hawkes Bay

6 Nov 2018 – Newshub – Government declares hemp seed “safe to eat”

18 Sep 2018 – Idea Log – The future of farming? How sowing hemp seeds can help our economy and our environment

Join the NZHIA for more information and support for your hemp enterprise, together we stand!

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