Posts tagged "Hemp"

Hemp cookies to hit market as NZ legalises sale of seeds as food

[6 November/Stuff Business] The government announced on Tuesday that hemp seeds will in future be treated as just another edible seeds as the Misuse of Drugs (Industrial Hemp) Regulations 2006 and the Food Regulations 2015 will be amended from Monday 12 November. Hemp flowers and leaves will not be permitted to be sold as food....

Missed economic opportunities if hemp industry isn’t allowed to flourish, experts say

[6 July/NBR] According to experts, New Zealand was at risk of missing out on economic opportunities if it didn’t change regulations to allow the hemp industry to flourish.  Industrial hemp was forecast to be a $75 billion global industry by 2025. Hemp is grown in New Zealand for fibre and hemp seed oil. Law changes...

A JPMorgan exec and a cybersecurity expert bet on a billion-dollar future for hemp

[15 July/ NZ Herald] Ex-JPMorgan Chase Managing Director, Mark Justh and ex-Counterterrorism Expert, Dan Dolgin, have become hemp business partners after Mr Justh’s 2008 purchase of JD Farms, New York’s first legal hemp farm in more than 80 years. Hemp has many reputed health benefits, and its seeds can be crushed into oil, resulting in...