Hemp Threads set up their stall for the 2023 Mardi Grass Cannabis Law Reform Rally. We believe it is important to attend Mardi Grass as Hemp farmers to continue to evolve legislation surrounding the hemp plant. Readers may not know that the of production hemp leaf food products is still out of bounds for NSW Hemp Farmers, despite the high nutritional value of hemp leaf. If the Hemp Act was amended to include the use of hemp leaf alongside seed and fire, hemp farmers would have greater opportunities and access to wider markets. Hemp farmers need all the help they can get from local council, state and federal government to expand hemp farming, manufacturing and production in a way that supports local economies and environment. Hemp farmers also lobby for greater support of hemp farming and investments into hemp machinery and processing plants to grow the Australian hemp market.
The weekend of the 5-7 May had a jam-packed program with visitors from various Senators, politicians, experts, doctors, comedians and musicians. Star visits included, Jeremy Buckingham, Sue Higginson, David Heilpurn and state representatives from WA, Victoria and NSW. We also heard from an international panel regarding cannabis legalistion in Thailand and from Malaysia and Spain.
The Hemp Threads stall was set up next to Quality Treats and the Legalise Cannabis tent. We had a range of products including hemp seed oil and flour that had been freshly pressed and produced the week prior at our local Kyogle facility. There was many conversations regarding hemp seed production and education on the different parts of the hemp seed as well as samples of fibre, hurd and hemp clothing.
Hemp Threads write up for 2023 Mardi Grass.
Along side David Heilpern.