With hemp food set to become officially legal for sale and consumption on November 12, Australia’s first hemp food taste testing event is coming to Melbourne.
The Hemp Health & Innovation Expo (HHI), which takes place on Dec 2 – 3, will feature exhibitors such as 13 Seeds Hemp Farm, Healthy Heard Hemp Seeds & Hemp Store to name a few.
The expo will feature an array of family activities including a pictorial walk through of the history of Cannabis in Australia, an educational workshop on hemp and how it is processed, plus a live hemp crop display, “On The Grow”.
Running alongside the expo, the Hemp and Cannabis Symposium will bring to Melbourne the world’s leading doctors, academics, research associates and entrepreneurs as well as celebrities, activists, patients and politicians for presentations, conversations and Q&A sessions around medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp.
Speakers include Andrew Kavasials (NSW Licensed Hemp Farmer, President of the Northern River Hemp Association & Founder of Vitahemp), Lyn Stephenson (President of the Industrial Hemp Association of Victoria), and Dani Venn (Masterchef finalist and The Wholehearted Cook Blogger)
“All systems are a go as of Nov 12. Feburary/March next year we will see the first official fresh harvest of Australian hemp seed under the new laws. I hope Australia gets behind it, supports local farmers and the hemp seed because it has incredible health benefits,” said Kavasials.