Hemp

Kiwi company’s big bet on hemp starting to reap rewards

[17 March/The Country] Hemp seed producers, Kanapu Hemp Food Ltd had a successful harvest which meant further national and international market expansion was possible. Kanapu Founder, Isaac Beach, said the season’s harvest yielded more than they expected. They want to add hemp flour and flakes to their range which currently includes hemp seed oil. Mr...

Medical marijuana a ‘billion-dollar industry’, says exporter who employs staff with a past

[11 March/Stuff] Growing marijuana has become a well-paid job for locals of a town in Ruatoria, north of Gisborne. They have pulled 5000 plants from the property, and they hang it over wire lines to dry under the sheds shelter. The employees are mainly ex-convicts who are happy to be out of prison and off...