In an endeavor to push the boundaries and expose regulatory oversights by the Ministry for Primary Industries and the Ministry of Health that disable the NZ hemp industry, New Zealand Hemp Brokers Ltd have been served with a prohibition notice by MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries) officer Karen Booth (former Pfizer Subsidiary Employee) to cease manufacturing, selling and using three of their Hemp based products:
NZ Hemp Brokers have complied and the No Promises range has been stopped.
YOU CAN HELP!
Under the right of appeal ANY person affected by this prohibition notice may write to their district court to appeal this notice on the grounds that it is unreasonable !
If this notice affects YOU in some way, please appeal in writing to the local magistrate at your district court, the appeals process allows anyone effected by this prohibition order to appeal to their district court on the grounds that it is unreasonable. That means you can email your district court. To email your district court, just add your districts name to. Xxxxxxx.firstname.lastname@example.org
We have provided a base cut and paste letter below outlining why this is unreasonable.
To the Magistrate of XXXXXXXXX District court.
I write to you today to appeal the prohibition notice issued to New Zealand Hemp Brokers Ltd on the 20/08/2019 under section 65 of the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM Act 1997) by ACVMA officer Karen Booth.
The prohibitions are clearly unreasonable when I can pop down to the supermarket and grab some Hemp seed, hemp protein and hemp seed oil, all which contain various levels of the controlled or prescription drugs CBD & THC created naturally by the sun. Cannabinoids found in iHemp are safe and approved for cultivation processing and trade by the Director General of Health, yes, including a few molecules of THC in there as well.
Astonishingly, I can feed this to my 2 year old child, yet it’s illegal to feed it to any of my pet animals.
This Sounds unreasonable to me, and I would hope the magistrate of my district court would also agree these prohibitions are disabling and make no sense.
The NZHB products affected by the prohibition are:
iHemp as an agricultural crop and although seed and plant material are controlled drugs legislation was provided in line with UN exemptions to exempt iHemp grown for food fiber and horticultural purpose with products derived in part or in whole made from the plant exempt from onerous prohibitions like this.
Please have MPI correct regulatory oversights and rescind this prohibition with urgency or have the Director General re issue the exemptions with a order in council.