NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc 

Public Newsletter for March 2017 

In this issue:

  • Hemp products can only be made from industrial hemp 
  • Do you want to work with hemp fiber and hurd - Samples available right now!
Hemp products can only be made from iHemp
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, Industrial Hemp Regulations 2006, only iHemp can produce hemp products. And you don't need a licence to deal in hemp products, which are made of or derived from iHemp, which of course is grown under licence

This gives the iHemp industry a secure closed loop within which to operate. 

The NZHIA are encouraging our member businesses to start building markets for iHemp products, you don't need permission from the Ministry of Heath we have the regulations which allow us to do this, so NZHIA  members will be making and marketing hemp products in growing quantities in the future.

As members of the public we need your support; By buying hemp products you  will be supporting a brand new industry, which has the potential to create employment and sustainable land uses.

The great thing is you will be buying and using products that are going to be useful and helpful to you, your family and your animals.

Hemp seed food is a great example and when the law changes to allow human consumption the iHemp seed industry is set to scale.

Make sure you are telling your friends and people involved in industry about the virtues of iHemp and encourage them to get in touch with the NZHIA or iHemp businesses so they can get involved.

Crop of Fasamo" grown in Mid Canterbury Jan 2017
Interested in working with hemp fiber, samples from the 2016/2017 growing season are available

If you are involved in the fiber industry then you need to be working with long strong hemp fiber and hurd.

This season Massey University have been conducting a fiber trial which was harvested this week.   The stems will be run through a decorticator in the Waikato, if you are interested in obtaining a sample of the fiber and hurd produced from this process then please contact

We are encouraging as many interested people to try this new raw material in their process, by involving industry we can grow the market for the fiber and hurd and this encourages investment in the decortication machines and other technology to scale the hemp fiber industry.

Help us spread the word let your colleagues and networks know hemp fiber and hurd are available in New Zealand.

New Zealand industries involved with seed and natural fibre products and processes, need to consider iHemp.  With their involvement we can attract funding for research and development and really move the industry forward in 2017 and beyond.

Crop of "Fasamo" grown in Mid Canterbury - Feb 2017

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