Despite some less-than-ideal weather, almost 5,000 people attended Melbourne’s first-ever Hemp Health & Innovation Expo (HHI) over the first weekend of December (2-3).
This was the Australia’s third HHI, and followed two successful events in Sydney in 2016 and 2017.
Over the last 12 months alone there have been ground breaking movements for hemp and cannabis in Australia: Hemp foods were legalised Nov 12, the first two commercial legal shipments of medicinal cannabis arrived in the country, the first defence veteran was dispensed with medical cannabis to medicate PTSD and much more.
“People are in desperate need of more information about this incredible plant and we’re extremely proud to have founded an event where information is at the ready from trusted, reliable and expert sources,” said HHI’s founder Michelle Crain. “From our very first HHI Expo in Sydney in 2016, we knew that an event like this was in demand, HHI Expo is about spreading awareness, creating conversations and teaching people about the growing industries of industrial hemp, hemp foods and medicinal cannabis. Our Melbourne Expo granted us the honour of continuing to spread that message a little bit further.”
HHI returns to Sydney next year at Rosehill Gardens on May 12 and 13.
Pictured in the above panel:
Carol Ireland – CEO and Managing Director of Epilepsy Action Australia
Justin Sinclair – Research Fellow at NICM
Gregor Zorn – cannabinoid therapy consultant
Paul Mavor – Health House International
Sharlene Mavor – Medical Cannabis Research Australia
Dr Teresa Towpik – Medical practitioner and medical cannabis supporter
Prof Ian E. Brighthope – Nutrition and Environmental Medicine