A project being led by Australian hemp pioneer, Langdon Brown, to build a $50 million hemp fibre processing plant, was recently featured in the Australian media publication, Pondering Pot:
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Cannabis pioneer Langdon Brown to build Australia’s first factory for processing of hemp fibre for domestic and export markets
Southern Cross Hemp Oil CEO Langdon Brown, who played an instrumental role over the last decade in bringing about the legalization of medicinal cannabis in Australia, and who has since become one of the country’s leading advocates for industrial uses of hemp, has secured $50 million in financial backing to build Australia’s first manufacturing plant for processing hemp fibre.
Mr. Brown hopes to make Australia a leading producer of feedstock for hemp-based products, including hemp-based plastic beads that hold the potential to revolutionize food packaging by providing a biodegradable alternative to traditional non-biodegradable plastic.
Mr. Brown told Australian media that he is looking to purchase up to 100 acres of land for the maufacturing plant in Murwillumbah, that would also include a tourism facility where the public could be educated about hemp’s many commercial and industrial uses.
Langdon Brown, who recently launched New South Wale’s first DPI approved mobile hemp oil extraction company, Southern Cross Hemp Oil, had an interview on the Banana Talk podcast:
On 15th November 2018, Langdon Brown of Don Medicinal Cannabis had two commercial supply charges of cannabis oil dismissed in Sydney Downing Center. This is the second time such charges against Mr. Brown have been dismissed.
Nominated for Australian of the Year in 2017 and 2018 for helping sick and dying Australias with little to no profit, his tax paying medicinal cannabis company paid $200,000+ in GST from 2014-2016
Langdon Brown, who is facing a trial next month for supplying medicinal cannabis to sick and dying Australians, has been nominated for the 2018 Australian of the Year Award.
Mr. Brown has led the charge to legalise medicinal cannabis and has personally provided medicinal cannabis to thousands of people in need in Australia through his company, the Don Medicinal Cannabis.
Below is the letter confirming his nomination:
The critique came after the first legally sanctioned medicinal cannabis farm in Australia was opened near Tamworth, NSW in a photo op that included local MP and Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and NSW Deputy Premier, Troy Grant.
Langdon Brown’s post noted that while NSW has not yet made medicinal cannabis legal, Tony Grant, who is also NSW’s Minister of Justice and Police, is overseeing the opening of a medicinal cannabis farm. Brown commended the accelerated legalization of medicinal cannabis by the NSW government, but noted the legal double standard wherein he faces criminal charges for violating the same medicinal cannabis laws that are being ignored in the case of the Haslam’s new farm.
Brown concluded his post by calling for the NSW state government to drop its charges against him, and live up to its mandate to provide equal justice for all:
“To those in the NSW government, please call off this abhorrent witch hunt against me by the Crown prosecution. Please drop the criminal charges against me, that threaten to take me away from my family for violating a law that the entire country, from Victoria, to the federal government, to our own state, has already repealed, or is in the process of repealing.
To date, I have currently assisted 1,532 Australians with cancer, epilepsy, MS and other life threatening conditions with medicinal cannabis.”
The full Facebook post can be read here.
News Corp published an apology to Langdon Brown this week for having published an article in the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph alleging that Mr. Brown’s company, the Don Medicinal Cannabis, had “ripped off” sick patients in Australia.
In the apology, News Corp stated that the allegations made in the article about Langdon Brown and his business “were false”, and “apologise[d] unreservedly for the hurt and upset that has been caused to him by its publication”.
The articles will remain online for 30 days.