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

Public Newsletter July to August 2018

Please follow the link below for access to the NZHIA Public newsletter July to August 2018

NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc, 1997
Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health & Social Benefits of a New Zealand Hemp Industry

Public Newsletter for July and August 2018

In this issue:

  • The “New” look NZHIA Public Newsletter – Sept 2018

  • The Ministry of Health and the iHemp Regulations

  • Events and iHemp Press Articles

The “New” look NZHIA Public Newsletter – September 2018  

Building on the momentum created at the July 2018 iHemp Summit, the NZHIA is pleased to announce our new and upgraded Public Newsetter.

As the iHemp industry gains credibility, the NZHIA is keepng up.  We are becoming more professional and the new and enthusiastic NZHIA Executive are taking it to the next level

Expect some great things coming from the industry and the Association this season.

MOH and interpreting the regulations

The NZHIA Executive have began a series of meetings with Medicines Control senior officials to ensure the enabling regulations are working as the working group anticipated they would.

The inter-agency working group was convened when the government lifted the moratorium on talking about hemp cannabis in 2000.  This followed the publication of a number of papers on the subject.  And the NZHIA booklet –5 Minute Guide to Industrial Hemp in 1998 a copy of which was given to all MP’s.

The working group involved all the agencies, MOH, MAF, Customs, Police, Justice, Te Puni Kokiri and the NZHIA were there representing industry.
All the potential end uses of hemp were discussed and as “Industrial Hemp” by definition does not contain any noticeable amounts of THC, it was not considered a problem and was to be treated as an arable crop grown under licence  issued by the MOH

Our regulations were then drafted to accommodate this diversity of end use and were purposefully general in the concept that only “industrial hemp” grown under licence could be used to produce “hemp products” for sale.

Our regulations are fit for purpose and are world class, and as Dr Jessamine acknowledged at the iHemp Summit, it is a matter of interpretation.

We look forward to working with the MOH we encourage them to respect the intent of the iHemp Regulations and enable a New Zealand iHemp industry and let us realise the potentially massive and wide ranging economic opportunity for New Zealand, especially in the regions where it is needed.

IHemp Summit – 5 July 2018

Hemp is everywhere – Vimeo, ihemp summit promotional video 

Recent iHemp – New Zealand press articles

18 Sept 2018 – Idealog – The future of Farming? How sowing hemp seeds can help our economy and our environment.
19 Aug 2018 – TV One Country Calendar – Super Seeds
12 Jul 2018 – TV One News “This is a huge opportunity” – high nutrient hemp seeds could soon be legal for Kiwis to eat
9 Jul 2018  – Hemp champions move industry a step closer
9 Jul 2018 – NBR – Value-added cannabis crop needed to compete with overseas producers
6 Jul 2018  – NBR – Missed economic opportunities if hemp industry isn’t allowed to flourish, experts say
5 Jul 2018 – Hemp is a formidable vegetable
29 Jun 2018 –  Ministry of Health accused of ignoring evidence of cannabis benefits
10 Jun 2018 – The Kiwi scientists who don’t advertise what they grow  – and where they grow it
Idealog – Green Rush a new series on the emerging cannabis industry

International Events

2 – 5 November 2018 – 25 HIA Annual Conference, Los Angeles

16-17 October 2018  – 8th International Hemp Building Symposium, Brussels, Belgium

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

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