Hemp Embassy Headlines Issue 590 Dec 22 2023
Hemp Embassy Headlines Issue 590 Dec 22 2023

Hemp Embassy Headlines Issue 590 Dec 22 2023

Ello There,
Thanks for joining me for Edition #590 of the Hemp Headlines.
I’ve really enjoyed some of the stories that have been in the news this week.There’s so much good stuff happening it’s actually starting to feel like the general populace and EVEN MORE SO the Gubberment are starting to get it.
I was filled with joy to see Wandarra, Townsville, in Far North Queensland, going ahead in leaps and bounds. Townsville is my hometown and it’s so great to see Hemp on the agenda, especially with the level of red tape that they must be enduring.I’ve had a little bit of experience with this and while none of it is unreasonable, contact for Hemp Farmers starting out can be difficult to say the least.I congratulate them on their recent win at “The Smart Business Awards”.Decortication and Processing is now becoming prominent, that is going to be a real industry breaker for Australia.
New Zealand has also been in the news a lot recently.
Greenfern Industries: “New Zealand’s Greenfern Industries (NZX: GFI) has a green light for its first commercial cannabis harvest from its new cultivation, drying and packaging facility in Taranaki. Greenfern says it has met and exceeded the stringent NZ Minimum Quality Standards for the facility’s first cannabis crop.”
I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with a few of the communities in NZ and I must say their knowledge and experience truly shows, not just as farmers but as business people willing to go out and make it happen. Proof is in the pudding, Thanks for your efforts 🙂

Cannabis & Workplace Hazards???With now possibly hundreds of Medical Cannabis groups on Socials and the web, I do frequently engage with people who are in that very position of
“Do I tell my employer? and what happens if I do?”
For the most part, I’ve been informed that while it’s not a huge issue on pre employment, there is no consistency across Industry. Brian Walker has addressed this multiple times.This Mondaq article discusses and gives some great food for thought.
Won’t go too far into this one, but check out “NSW Police Commissioner Brett McFadden” in the Guardian this week. I just can’t even… it’s absurd, in fact the story is almost entirely incorrectly fact checked. This story has garnered a lot of attention across the Medical Cannabis Community and alike.
And finally with so much regulation being reformed around “Medicinal Cannabis advertising” (Something we’ve seen businesses charged for in recent times), The TGA has released new guidelines. In some part, this is because of the public and private drive to advertise on socials and the web, as most of the Community Guidelines are governed by regional laws.
Have a wonderful Xmas and New Year!!!
These times are to share with those we hold closest to our heart, you never know what’s next, don’t squander it.
Thanks for Reading,#freetheweed #plurAUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALANDCannabiz:Legal recreational sales set to double in next three years
Hemp Gazette:Greenfern Celebrates New Cannabis Facility Success
Hemp Gazette:Industrial Hemp Variety Trial Field Days In Australia
Hemp Today:Overcoming stigma is key to advancing hemp in Australian state, lawmaker says
Yahoo Finance:CannMart to Process First International Export of Medical-Use Cannabis to Australia
Mondaq:Weeding out workplace hazards: Is medicinal cannabis safe in your workplace?
Mirage News:Police lay charges over drug offences – Arnhem LandCANNABIZ.COM.AUThe most popular stories of 2023As another eventful year in the cannabis industry draws to a close, we reflect on the […]TGA: Updated medicinal cannabis guidance
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has published the new version of advertising guidance for businesses involved with medicinal cannabis.
This guidance clarifies the application of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989- external site and related legislation as it applies to the advertising of medicinal cannabis.BRIANWALKERMLC.COM.AUThe Missing Budget PaperTruth. Freedom. Growth.FACEBOOK.COMOrgan Transplant Denial: Cannabis Use | Finally, a positive response from the government to one of my questions! I recently read about an international case where a #transplant patient was… | By Dr Brian Walker MLC | FacebookWandarra was thrilled to be one of 13 finalists in the Smart Precinct NQ Business Awards 2023 in the Shape The Future category.
Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists! Thank you again to Smart Precinct NQ for supporting and developing innovative small businesses in the region, for running the awards and for putting on such a fabulous event.
We look forward to more collaboration with you and others in this incredible community, next year.#hemp #industrialhemp #innovative #awards #business #NQ #townsville
See more about Wandarra on their FacebookWANDARRA.COM.AUWandarra – An Australian licensed hemp cultivatorWandarra is delivering an integrated industrial hemp model based on utilising the latest agri-tech solutions to supply both the domestic and global markets. Regional Economic Development and Job Creation The production and value adding of industrial hemp in North Queensland delivers a new agri-food sector into the region. Hemp cropping provides another broad acre rotationalWORLD NEWSHemp Gazette:Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Use In The USA
News.com.au:Arizona cannabis sales top $1 billion mark
Ganjapreneur:Voter Initiative Seeks to Let Cannabis Consumers Obtain Concealed Carry Permits
Green Market Report:About 7,000 Adult-Use Cannabis Applications Estimated in New York
Sun Sentinel:Florida not ready for recreational weed’s effects on traffic crashes, panel says
CKOM:Police suspend 22 licences after drivers test positive for THC
Business of Cannabis:Switzerland Establishes Europe’s Most Advanced Legal Adult-Use Cannabis Trial
Marijuana Moment:Ukrainian Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill, Sending It To President ZelenskyEVENTSIndustrial Hemp Variety Trial Field Days 2024Hamilton, VICTuesday, 30 January 2024, 10am – 2pm
ACannabis 2024Crown PromenadeTuesday 12th March and Wednesday 13th March 2024www.acannabis.com.au
Australian Industrial Hemp ConferenceHunter Valley, NSW16 – 18 April 2024
Nimbin MardiGrass 2024Where else but Nimbin!3rd, 4th and 5th May
The Hemp Hour on NimFM.orgFridays at 12pmnimfm.orgDo you know of an event that we’ve missed? Let us know here: media@hempembassy.netHEALTH, RESEARCH & EDUCATIONHemp Gazette:Marijuana Poisoning Becoming More Common In PetsPOLITICS, LAW & INDUSTRYHemp Today:To expand hemp construction, combine latest materials and quick-build systems
Hemp Today:Texas fiber processor again pushes back startup date for decortication factory
Herald Sun:Cannabis stocks down almost 20pc in 2023, but here’s why they could rebound by Q2 2024
The Guardian:Drug poisoning deaths in England and Wales at highest level in 30 years
BBC:Jail for man who hid cocaine in frozen chicken consignment
BBC:Shop that ‘sold laughing gas to kids’ loses licence
ABC News:Sunshine Coast outlaw motorcycle gang members, associates targeted in Queensland police operationHISTORY & CULTUREWestWord:Cannabis Christmas DecorationsFrom Snoop on the Stoop to Frosty the Snow Bong, the options are endless.
Leafly:How pagans used cannabis at Christmastime
CAMPAIGNS AND PETITIONSLEGALISECANNABIS.ORG.AUParliamentary petitions requesting Random Drug Testing (RDT) laws provide exemptions for THC prescribed by a doctor. – Legalise Cannabis PartyNimbin MardiGrass 2024 Golden Bud Pass WITH CAMPINGA$150.00Nimbin MardiGrass 2024 Golden Bud Pass EVENT ONLYA$55.00The HEMP Embassy Headlines are a selection of recent articles from news and media services primarily concerning Cannabis issues, the  consequences of prohibition and the challenges for law reform. If you have any suggestions or contributions you’d like to see here, please email us at media@hempembassy.net

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