To establish, develop and support a sustainable and prosperous hemp industry for Western Australia
The peak state industry body for industrial hemp.
Incorporated 4 August 2015
A1019234F ABN: 83228554107
For humans to live sustainably, the Earth’s resources must be used at a rate at which they can be replenished. There is now clear scientific evidence that humanity is living in an unsustainable fashion, and that an unprecedented collective effort is needed to return human use of clean renewable resources to within sustainable limits. Industrial Hemp is a natural resource that offers a solution as an efficient carbon sequestrian plant.
The Annual General Meeting of Industrial Hemp Western Australia Association Inc. was held Saturday 1 October 2022 at Chem Centre, Cnr Manning Road and Townsing Drive, Bentley WA 6102. Members can view and download the AGM Minutes (20221001_Minutes_iHempWA_AGM) by logging into the site; selecting Documents at the top of the webpage and following this thread – /Administration/Meetings/Annual General/20221001_AGM
The HEMP industry gathering presentations prior to the AGM were recorded and will be available to watch on our YouTube channel. Thank you for your support and patience.
A joint venture Sundowner between The Forever Project and Living Earth Projects – Hemp for Food, Fibre and Land was held on 14 November 2022 at the Bar Orient in Fremantle. Managing Director of Food, Fibre and Land International Group (FFLI), Robert Edkins explained FFLI’s mission to produce high quality, nutrient-dense foods and fibre for the expanding food and fibre markets by combining bio-mineral fertilisers with microbial technologies in a specialised farming system.
Hemp is the economical, environmental and ethical solution for many of our worlds problems… Choose hemp products, locally grown and produced when possible. Conscious consumers are changing our world. Free the plant, people and planet…
13 November 2020 we joined the Containers for Change team doing our best to make a real difference in our communities and for our environment. You too can help us, no need to register, simply use our Containers for Change scheme ID when you return containers to your local depot and iHempWA will receive refunds directly to our bank account.
Thank you for your help.
Our Grow Membership Sponsors – Working Together to Create a Better World
Emph Hemp Necklaces – Simple. Beautiful. Unique. Sustainable fashion for the conscious individual. Connect to nature. Simplify your life.
Our mission at emph is two-fold; 1. To connect people back to nature and 2. To inspire people to simplify their wardrobes, homes, minds, and lives.
Total Hemp Company employs up to 15 people seasonally and produces a wide range of wonderful hemp products that are ever expanding. In addition to our product line, we are moving towards hemp education, assistance for new hemp growers and research and development into producing the best quality hemp seeds for different regions within Australia
Our wide range of Skincare products, which are all handmade here in Margaret River, uses 100% Australian cold pressed hemp seed oil.
In addition we process the hemp crop to make the fundamental building materials, which will help us to support the building industry through our company, Hemp Homes Australia.
We are extremely proud to be partnered with leading companies and research institutes in both the cannabis and research spaces. MediCann Health are committed and passionate about conducting much needed research on medicinal cannabis and it’s various uses with a focus on conditions such as Concussion, Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. If you have any interest in this area as a patient or researcher, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Hemp Brothers was founded with the sole focus of helping people and pets with this amazing plant. We at Hemp Brothers are true believers in utlising everything the hemp plant has to offer and strive to bring reliable and affordable hemp based products to families around Australia.
Other products now also available
Our philosophy is simple and can be summarised in three words; People, Planet, Profits. Making PEOPLE‘s lives better by encouraging social equity for a cleaner PLANET and allowing PROFITS to make and evoke emotion to change the future.
Our facility will be a world leading carbon neutral medicinal cannabis cultivation, research, and manufacturing operation.
Located in the beautiful Margaret River wine region, we started growing hemp in 2015 and have since developed our famous Vasse Valley Roasted Hemp Seed Crumble and other healthy hemp seed products.
Our vision is to bring you locally grown and manufactured hemp foods to ensure Australians are eating Australian grown hemp seed.
We aim to provide our customers with a unique, healthy and home-grown product to keep you fully charged and knowing that you are supporting local farmers and businesses.
This company was founded because of the incredible benefits of Hemp Seed Oil. Sunrise Hemp Skincare offers a more sustainable, organic approach to skincare and health and will keep your skin healthy and radiant whatever your skin type.
Our mission is to provide high quality and effective alternate, organic and holistic products to the community while improving our customers physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being through positive alternatives – “promoting the appreciation, information, benefits, culture, use, and availability of all natural plants and herbs.”
Our Western Australian hemp seed products include oils, creams and rubs. The benefits are:
- Increases energy levels, mind clarity, improving organ functions, metabolic rates and reduces pain
- Has a nutty flavour that can be easily incorporated into your diet, (seek medical advice if on medication)
- Great in salads- soups- pasta- cereals and trail mixes plus much more.
Hemp Squared provides alternative building materials, which are sustainable to make and contribute to ongoing sustainable operation of residential and commercial premisses.
Hemp Squared is creating awareness that building with Hempcrete is different, but a true alternative to current building materials. We believe that we need to do things different to make a difference.
Omega Assets is a hemp inspired company and owns a number of great products and a venue.
Valley Social is located in Perth’s Swan Valley, Western Australia
Herbee Brewing make some great tasting hemp infused beers and spirits. The nutty, cashew-like flavour enhances the flavour of the beverage and complements any botanicals.
Chanvre is a range of hemp fed beef Omega Assets are developing.
The purpose of the Alliance is to represent businesses and organisations involved in industrial hemp and associated products at a national level, in order to develop and grow the Australian industry. There are also various Industrial Hemp Associations in a number of States in Australia, some of which are members of the AIHA.
The AIHA is run by its members. Currently our members are operating in the areas of food, fibre, hurd and medicinal cannabis. We are looking to expand our membership in these and other areas.
The formation of our co-op was driven by growers through the need for more knowledge, infrastructure and large scale investment and industry-wide collaboration.
HempGro was formally established in April 2018 with wide-scale support from industry and government.
We are just starting out on our journey. Through member participation and industry collaboration we will strive to achieve our vision to establish, develop and support a sustainable and prosperous hemp industry for Western Australia.
The seven-member Australian Hemp Council was formed in June 2020 under the Federation model, bringing together representatives of the seven state and territory Industrial Hemp Associations.
The AHC is a primarily grower and processor driven-and-funded organisation, focusing on addressing issues impacting the industry whilst engaging with Government and community. The members of the council are working to drive policies that will foster productivity of the Australian Hemp Industry with a specific focus on improving the industry’s capacity to compete at a global level, thus ensuring long term sustainability of a profitable industry.
We appreciate the support we receive from our Grow Sponsors; the businesses, enterprises, companies and affiliate organisations displayed above. Additionally there are five silent sponsors. We are working together to create a better world for our future generations.
We celebrate the recent positive changes in Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp foods legislation. We believe Hemp (low THC Cannabis) will be an integral part of the Green Rush for WA in coming years. A sustainable multi-sector industry, a land enriching agricultural boom, a processing and manufacturing boom creating sustainable and long term employment opportunities across the state in rural and urban communities.
Once initial processing facilities are established hemp fibre/hurd/fines will supply new manufacturing businesses producing anything from buildings and insulation to clothing and fashion accessories to paper and particleboard to cars and super capacitor batteries to nanofibre bioplastics and biofuels, to super nutritional food and drink products and of course medicine.
With your help spreading the new knowledge; we are fostering the public’s growing awareness and interest in hemp to increase general demand for hemp products. We are spreading the good word via education events and workshops. By revealing the true nature of the cannabis plant, its ancient and modern history, its vast array of uses and myriad products that can be made, along with the potential long term ecological and ethical value to our mother earth and her people.
We are supporting and representing all hemp industry stakeholders and collaboratively engaging with all hemp/cannabis industry regulators to create a community with a common vision…to establish, develop and support a sustainable and prosperous hemp industry for Western Australia.
Watch all our uploaded presentations from previous iHemposiumWA events at our Youtube Channel here
A voluntary contribution, financial or energetic, to iHempWA and our vision is an ethical investment in our collective future…
Therapeutic Products Bill Update – NZHIA (New Zealand Hemp Industrial Association)
The Therapeutic Products Bill was introduced to Parliament on 30 November 2022. This Bill, when enacted will replace the Medicines Act 1981 and Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985 and provide regulations to all natural health products (NHP).
The Bill is designed to ensure there is a clear distinction between NHPs, medicines, foods and cosmetics. Regulations applying to NHPs will reflect that they are generally lower risk than medicines and medical devices.
Resources for further reading:
MoH Newsletter: Therapeutic & Natural Health Products update – November 2022
Minister Little’s Press Release: Therapeutic Products Bill introduced
Here in the South-West, Ngala kaadatj nidja Wardandi Boodja. We acknowledge the Original caretakers of country locally, across Australia, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, our collective culture, and to elders both past, present and emerging.