An Australian first the inaugural Hemp Health and Innovation Expo and the second United In Compassion Medicinal Cannabis Symposium (HHI Expo and Symposium) is to take place in Sydney in May.
Held over two days, May 14 and 15, the symposium will be opened by the New South Wales Liberal-National premier Mike Baird.
The HHI Expo and UIC Medicinal Cannabis Symposium is much more than an Expo, it’s an experience, providing invaluable information and awareness around the crucial benefits the Hemp plant has to offer, now and into the future.
‘The Field of Dreams’, ‘Garden of Tranquility’, ‘Mind Art – Wireless Brain Painting’, are just a few of the special features you can look forward to.
Exhibitors from around the globe will be showcasing everything from hemp fabrics, textiles, clothing, bedding, beauty and health products, medicinal hemp products, building materials, hydroponic equipment and supplies and much much more.
Come and look, feel, taste, and experience it all, get involved in a number of the workshops on offer, including building with hemp, hemp screen printing and more.
Special Ticket rates are available online at www.hhiexpo.com.au
Considered, experiential and educational, a key component of the Expo, the ‘United In Compassion’ Medicinal Cannabis Symposium, will bring together Australia and the world’s leading academics, professionals and advocates along with federal, state and local politicians, to discuss legislation around the compassionate use of Medicinal Cannabis.
As seen on ABC’s Australian Story ‘Doing It For Dan’, the first ‘United In Compassion’ Medicinal Cannabis Symposium was held in Tamworth in 2014 when, after watching her son’s own struggle with cancer, medicinal cannabis crusader Lucy Haslam created a forum for education on the debate to legalise Medicinal Cannabis.
Bringing together politicians including Mr Baird, doctors, scientists, police and some of the world’s leading academic experts on the issue, as well as carers and patients sharing their experiences, ‘United In Compassion’ was born.
With a primary mission to provide compassionate access to Cannabis medicines in a manner which is safe, effective, affordable and equitable, for the dignified relief of suffering, The Hemp Health & Innovation Expo and ‘United In Compassion’ Medicinal Cannabis Symposium will see Australia come together.
A portion of the funds from all tickets sold will be donated directly to United In Compassion to assist with their ongoing research, education, patient advocacy and lobbying efforts.
- On February 10 the federal Liberal-National government tabled a Bill that will pave the way to allow for the production of Medicinal Cannabis on Australian shores
- The Australian Greens Party and a number of cross benchers have also indicated in principle support.
- The Victorian government has previously stated they were committed to making medicinal cannabis legal for patients in exceptional circumstances
- The NSW government has also developed their Terminal Illness Cannabis Scheme (TICS) and has committed to clinical trials to further explore the use of cannabis and/or cannabis products in providing relief for patients suffering from a range of illnesses.