Information on: Hemp crop show Forum for hemp medicine Final rally
Final rally at the Brandenburger Tor
The highlight of the Hanfparade will be a final rally on the street “Strasse des 17. Juni”. This gathering invites demo participants, locals and tourists alike, from 4pm-10pm to become accustomed in the many ways in which hemp can be utilised as a raw material, medicine and natural stimulant.
On stage! Speaker’s and musicians will take a stance with themes relating to the debate on legalisation. The hemp crop show as well as a Forum fuer Hanfmedizin (forum: Cannabis as medicine) will devote their experience to the individual applications in more detail. A London style Speakers corner gives visitors the opportunity to share their thoughts to a large audience. The smallest parade attendees and their parents can take refuge from the busy final rally with a visit to the Kinderland.
And last but not least, the Hanfmarkt (hemp market) invites all to take the opportunity and complete their hempy shopping.
Hemp crop show – from auto production to zip lock hemp bags
Hanfparade (Hemp Parade) 6th August 2011 in Berlin will include a covered area that provides information on the variety of the hemp crop. This “industrial hemp area” will offer selected companies the opportunity to receive thousands of visitors, potential business partners and present themselves before the press. A marquee with booths will provide the appropriate framework for their presentations. Display boards inside intend to share basic information about the crop of hemp to men, women and children. A particular eye-catching hemp fashion show will entertain the audience and help realise the marvel of hemp. The hemp crop show should help dispel the angst of Cannabis.
It will span a bow from the millenia of agricultural hemp use to innovative products. The Hanf Museum Berlin and the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) are representative of that, past and future. As regional partner the Hanfparade seeks to attain the Hanf-Faser-Fabrik Uckermark, which can report about two decades of legal hemp cultivation. Hempflax from the Netherlands is processing hemp fibers into a multitude of products. The Westfalian company Hanf-Zeit specialising in hemp food stuffs, will offer a hands on experience for the audience, giving them the chance to press their own hemp seed oil. The Swabian enterprise Hock is going to present its “natureplus” fibrous insulating material (Thermo-Hanf PLUS), that also Oeko-Test endorses. The hemp fiber bioplastics by Tecnaro may be the future. Their Arboform has won the European Inventor Award. A hemp fashion show will bring a touch of Paris to Berlin. The German wholesale trader Hempro International and the Romanian company Ecolution want to demonstrate that healthy and ecological can also be chic.
Along with the hemp industry showing its positive potential, the Hanfparade wants to show how Cannabis prohibition also has detrimental effects on ‘clear headed’ hemp users and that the prohibition bureaucracy is a hindrance to technical innovation. The complete legalisation of the hemp crop would be a milestone on our way to an ecologically sustainable economy.
Forum for hemp medicine – pain relief, lose your fears
The fact that Cannabis is ancient, lacking in side effects, yet a natural medicine which could help many people, has spread into “civic circles”. Even on the hemp question, the otherwise learn resistant Federal Government acknowledged in the light of developments within the U.S., Portugal and many other countries, that Cannabinoids (Cannabis active ingredients) have indicated a wide spectrum of therapeutic value. However, despite clear scientific facts and evidence in the form of countless live, “content” Cannabis patients, hemp is far from receiving the status of being a “perfectly normal” medicinal plant. Whoever wants to use Cannabis as a medicine in Germany, must accept humiliating bureaucratic hurdles and finally have the required finances. The dogma of a drug-free society and fear of “playing down the use of Cannabis” in themselves prevent a rational assessment on the potential of hemp as a remedy.
The Hanfparade will help break down prejudices against medical Cannabis and thus provides a forum that gives everyone the opportunity to discuss with patients, doctors and pharmaceutical companies about medicinal purposes. They will also promote the exchange of experiences and networking of the patients themselves. The forum for hemp medicine is the central point of contact for all questions on the topic. Here are speeches, discussions not least a small “pharmaceutical exhibition” about the drug Cannabis as available in Germany to inform on current research.
16:30 Introduction to the theme “Cannabis as Medicine” 17:30 Scientific observation “How does Cannabis medicine work?” 18:30 Patients talk about their experiences with Cannabis medicine 19:30 “Legal Cannabinoid, pros and cons” 20:30 Doctors and their experiences 21:30 End
Without the recent years of binding close friendly relations between organised Cannabis patients, their doctors and Hanfparade the “Forum fuer Hanfmedizin” (hemp medicine forum) would not be possible.
HANFPARADE @ 6. August 2011 in Berlin/Berlin Meetingpoint : 13:00 – Alexanderplatz, between Station and TV-Tower