• Tilba Hemp Co's hemp jams.
    Tilba Hemp Co's hemp jams.
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New legislation passed in November last year has given a boost to the Hemp Health & Innovation Expo, with this year's event featuring a wide range of hemp food and beverage exhibitors for the first time.

Hemp food exhibitors include Tilba Hemp Co who makes hemp jams; Margaret River Hemp Co, which makes hemp chocolate; The Hemp Lady, a maker of hemp fudge; Spacebars, a brand of hemp ice cream; Vitahemp, a maker of hemp protein, flour, seed, and oil; Hemp Oz which makes hemp kombucha, and Sacred Seed Food Co which makes a variety of products from superfood salads to hemp tzatziki.

Other products on show include medicinal, fabrics, textiles, clothing, beauty products, building materials, health products, gardening and hydroponic equipment and more at the show, which is now in its third year and is being held at Sydney's Rosehill Gardens on 12 -13 May.

The Symposium component of the Expo will bring to Sydney the world’s leading doctors, pharmacists, academics, research associates, authors and entrepreneurs for presentations, conversations and Q&A sessions around everything medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp, according to organisers.

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