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About The Hempstore and our kaupapa

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About The Hempstore and our kaupapa

New Zealand's high-grade hemp specialists - since 1996.

We promote hemp for it's eco-friendly properties and wide variety of uses. We believe in your freedom of choice. We support drug law reform and harm reduction, and are against animal testing. Previously on Queen Street and Victoria St E., we're now on K Road - with our instore cafe serving DKD Espresso and a selection of fresh hemp foods.

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Hemp history in New Zealand

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Hemp history in New Zealand
Hemp is the fibre of the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa). Cannabis varieties grown legally in New Zealand for their fibre are known as industrial hemp and have a much lower narcotic content than the illicit varieties (which are about 75 times as strong). More potent varieties are cultivated illegally for drug use.

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All about hemp

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All about hemp

About Hemp Hemp is from the past, and for the future! Hemp is the low-THC variety of Cannabis Sativa, so it will not get anyone high. Hemp has over 25,000 industrial uses, derived from three main resources provided by the plant - the outer stalk's long bast fibres, the inner stalk's wood-like hurds, and the seeds which provide both a nutritious and versatile oil and a protein-rich meal. Hemp is the world’s strongest, most durable and most versatile natural fiber, and the world’s most environmentally-friendly crop. Hemp has the potential to supply all of our needs - from clothing to housing,...

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