New Zealand is gearing up for its first iHemp Summit in July with the aim of kick-starting a home-grown industrial hemp economy.
Building on the global interest in hemp business opportunities and fuelled by changing legislation, the summit will explore New Zealand's hemp potential.
Claims have been made that New Zealand could be one the best in the world at growing and using hemp for food, fibre and medicine.
Richard Barge, chairman of the iHemp Summit & Treasurer of the NZ Hemp Industries Association joined us to explain what the summit hopes to achieve, and who the event is aimed at.
Watch the full interview with Richard Barge above.