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About Us

Our prime objectives are:

  • To provide an alternative and profitable cropping option for growers by facilitating the development of an industrial hemp industry in Victoria.
  • To establish, administer and develop State and national lobby groups for interface with government agencies.
  • To facilitate knowledge exchange and information dissemination.
  • To form a foundation and ongoing commitment for a national Australian hemp association.
  • To represent industry interests in matters of quarantine, legislation and other grower, producer and end user issues, providing a strong industry voice.
  • To adopt a firm stance against genetic modification of hemp crops.
  • To increase public awareness of the uses and benefits of industrial hemp-based sustainable products.
  • To foster a national objective of developing an environmentally and economically sustainable industrial hemp industry, creating markets and healthy competition.
  • To support the development of new employment opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Highlights

Nov 13, 2012
Hemp hastens slowly through regulatory reviews. (via ABC Rural) Australia's food regulator, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has completed its review into hemp in the production of food for human consumption. full story....

Nov 9, 2012
Hemp seed for food a step closer. (via Weekly Times) TASMANIAN farmers have welcomed a potential breakthrough in their fight to allow non-drug hemp seed to be grown as a food source. full story....

Nov 09, 2012
TASMANIAN farmers are cautiously welcoming a breakthrough in their battle to allow drug-free hemp products into Australian food. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has announced its approval of the use of Cannabis sativa -- with low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol in both seed and seed oil -- as a food. full story via The Mercury....

Nov 08, 2012
From Farm Focus Canada: New investments in research and market development will help Canadian farmers tap into growing demand for hemp. full story....

 

Contact Info
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Organisation Info
Melbourne, Victoria
Email: membership@hempvictoria.org

Phone: 0408 515 811