Tasmanian Hemp Association

Monthly eNews – August 2020

Welcome to our eighth monthly newsletter in what has turned out to be a very uncertain year for many and a time of opportunity for some, and hello to our fast-growing number of Members – Grower, Corporate, Associate, Supporter – and eNews Subscribers.

This regular eNews update is designed to inform and educate our ever-expanding network of farmers, processors, makers and end-users, along with all community members interested in low-THC cannabis.

Please email us with any inclusions you’d like to see in future updates.

In this newsletter: 

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President’s Report
Tasmanian Hemp Association President Tim Schmidt presented the following speech at our Annual Awards dinner held at The Tramsheds in Launceston on Friday 21st August 2020.

Read more here.

Upcoming Meetings & Events
Get your calendars out folks!  Here are the upcoming dates-and-times for all THA meetings and events, with more specific details coming soon…
Notice of Special General Meeting
A Special General Meeting (SGM) has been called for all voting members of our association – Grower, Corporate and Associate – and will be held remotely via Zoom video link at 1pm on Tuesday 15th September.  Read more here.
Our New Website Launches Today!
We’re very happy to announce that after many weeks of hard work by our Executive Officer Andi Lucas and the very talented Will Sander – an up-and-coming graphic-and-web designer and visual artist – our shiny new website went live today.  See it here!
Can You Support The Work We Do?
While we are starting to make huge strides with getting momentum for change, we still need financial support for the work we’re doing to develop the hemp industry across all sectors.  Can you can help us do what needs to be done by becoming a Member of the THA?

The cost to become a Supporter is just $99 per year.  Click here for the application form and find out more about what we do here.

Report on Our Annual Awards Dinner
A great night was had on Friday 21st August 2020 at The Tramsheds in Launceston, as our valuable Grower, Corporate, Associate and Supporter Members took a chance to network with many other key industry stakeholders.

Our annual awards dinner was a bit of a who’s who this year, with local, State and Federal elected representatives from all three major political parties all showing their fantastic bipartisan support for hemp as a crop.  Read more about the event here.

Official Call For Investors:
Mobile Hemp Processing Unit
Since our last updates – which can be seen here and here – on this project’s progress things continue to move ahead with the process of the buying the first Mobile Hemp Processing Unit (MHPU) for our state.  Capital is being raised by X-Hemp founder and THA Executive Officer Andi Lucas in a very clean-and-simple manner and you can read more about it here.
ARTICLE: Research Boost
for Tasmanian Industrial Hemp Industry
Research from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is exploring a new and potentially more profitable way for farmers to manage industrial hemp crops in Tasmania.  Read more here.