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The Hemp Solution


Astrotas is pleased to announce a screening of the Hemp Solution, an australian documentary, at the next meeting on Sep 20th 10:30 am before the main feature Microbirth at 2pm/6pm

THE HEMP SOLUTION – FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, 93mins plus 16 mins of extras, is the updated and expanded version of THE HEMP REVOLUTION. It explores all aspects of Cannabis Sativa – its thousands of industrial and medical uses, its potential to solve modern environmental problems, and the effects of and controversy around marijuana and its prohibition.Featuring: Dr Andrew Weil, Dr Lester Grinspoon, Dr Kate Short, Terence McKenna, Prof. Peter Dale Scott, Dr Andrew Katelaris and more… including a Tasmanian lady – Patsy Hansen, who was the first to grow industrial non-psychoactive strains of hemp in this state


…powerful…fascinating and intelligent…
should be seen by anyone interested in the psyche of the Western world and the future of the planet”
“expert and multi-layered”

The producer, Sol Ramana-Clarke, has graciously allowed this free of additional public screening rights charges. We have a few DVD’s at a special price of $10 ( contact me below)

Tasmanian food grade hemp oil and hemp meal as well as hemp garden mulch are available from Hemp Australia .


Hemp food is legally consumed in every industrialised economy, with the exception of Australia. Even in the United States, where hemp food is legal, it is all imported (mostly from Canada) because growing industrial hemp in the U.S. is illegal. – http://www.hempvictoria.org/

Medical Marijuana in Australia


Missed it by that much!  After being rebuffed from starting a clinical trial  of medicinal marijuana in Tasmania with UTAS, Tasman Health Cannabinoids  has given the growlight by Norfolk island. They hope to fill a 1,000 kilo preorder from Canada. The chief executive officer Troy Langman  said “We dearly look forward to the day when we can supply Australian patients, but in the meantime we have substantial export opportunities, such as to Europe and Canada, where medicinal cannabis is legal,”  Understandably Troy who had agreed to come up and talk to Astro about the technical issues, is now a bit too busy oversease.    7:30 report video http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-01/medicinal-cannabis/5642690

Troy is still looking for an oncologist to head up an australian trial – all those in Tasmania have said no! Unbelievable. This ABC interview which featured Troy and Ulverstone cancer patient Natalie Daley erupted the airwaves a week after I contacted him – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-27/medicinal-cannabis/5556578

Thanks Michael Ferguson! Thanks Jeremy  Rockliff! He may have to do a backflip after earlier saying ‘not moving ‘ ‘that is our final answer’ on the position of medical cannabis and and putting words into the mouth of his father’s poppy industry. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-03/tas-rejection-of-medicinal-cannabis-trial-a-missed-opportunity/5569802