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Bringing the hemp industry to life!

The Industrial Hemp Association of Victoria (IHAV) is a non-profit organisation committed to representing growers, researchers, retailers and supporters. We are dedicated to education, industry development, and the accelerated expansion of the market for industrial hemp.

In 1998, Victoria was the first Australian State to pass legislation permitting growers, under licence, to grow industrial hemp. This is the form of Cannabis Sativa, L. which has none of the psychoactive properties of marijuana. In twelve years, the industry has not progressed.

Hemp food is consumed in every industrialised economy, with the exception of Australia. Even in the United States, where hemp food is legal, it is all imported (mostly from Canada) because growing industrial hemp in the U.S. is illegal...read more.

Check out this link on the ABC website, for a quick 1 minute demo on the importance and uses of industrial hemp.

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Find out more about our services, helping the industrial hemp industry get legs. This includes government lobbying and the spread of information and education for growers, processors and end users.

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Find out the latest information on hemp, including end uses, products, growing information, legislation requirements and more



Sep 6, 2014
Violet Town, Vic. Our members, Neil and Sandy Garrett, have been very busy working on their hemp house at Violet Town. They will be holding an open day on Sunday, 14 September as part of the Sustainable House Day 2014. A copy of a timely article in ReNew Magazine, out this week, is attached. Neil is looking for volunteers to help out on the day. Please contact him direct on (03) 5798 1522. Link to website....

Sep 1, 2014
Sydney NSW. Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Health in NSW has responded to our letter rgarding legalising the use of Hemp seed for industrial use. The wheels are turning, slowly forward. Download the PDF to read the full response. click here....

Aug 13, 2014
Trentham Vic. Members of the Trentham and District Landcare Group are keen to find out if industrial hemp is a possibility for our area and have invited Lyn Stephenson, the founder and president of the Industrial Hemp Association, to address their next meeting. The meeting commences at 8pm on Wednesday, August 13, at the Pig and Whistle Hotel, James Lane, East Trentham. It is suggested those wishing to come earlier for a meal at the pub plan to arrive by 6.30pm. via Midland Express . full story....

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

Phone: 0408 515 811