iHemp Magazine iHemp - Issue 2 - Oct 2018 | Page 20

the next 12 months months: how I see it going RICHARD BARGE: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 20 NZHIA started in 1997, and has been promoting the hemp industry since then. Industrial Hemp is cannabis with low to no THC levels Hemp is a very safe product and incredibly diverse Hemp can clean and recondition soils Hemp for Textiles, Fibre, Construction, Food, Medicine, Paper, Fuel Scope for everyone to get involved Research is unfolding Hemp Seed in Human Food - Opening up in Dec 2018, NZ Finally the market can scale - Cash-flows now going in a positive direction Standards must be high for consumers to have confidence in our products Better yields coming with better margins Intricacies in the legislation What you need a licence for Employment potential within the regions service industries that support the farms