Cannabis is a herb

Every part of the plant is used — root, leaves, and flowers for medicine; stems for textiles, rope, and paper; seeds for food and oil. Hemp is a valuable resource for methanol and bio-diesel.

Hemp seed typically contains over 30% oil and about 25% protein, with dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals.

Studies of cannabinoid biology have lead to many discoveries in neuroscience and immunology. The endocannabinoid system, operates in the regulation of brain function and the immune system.

Cannabis as a commodity will have far reaching consequences on legislation and the value of other commodities including crude oil, coal, cotton, beef & dairy, soy bean, wood-pulp, building materials, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, tobacco and etc.

Cannabis has huge potential.


Better protein than beef from hemp seed edestine and albumin plus Omega-3, 6 & 9 Essential Fatty Acids.


Cleaner energy than crude oil from a renewable resource and Carbon sink.


Stronger textile than cotton, more productive than trees and biodegradable.


Safer effect than pharmaceuticals and less toxic as a prevention & cure for illness and disease.


Facial creams, body lotions, soaps, lip balm, shampoo and conditioner, massage oil with hemp seed oil are just some of many products.


Healthier choice than alcohol and can help overcome alcohol or drug dependency. Cannabis therapy reduces stress and relieves tension.

HEMP Party Policies in brief

  • Re-legalise and regulate Cannabis for personal, medical and industrial use.
  • Allow for health education, home growing, and regulated sales through registered outlets which will separate Cannabis from the criminality of the black-market and end consequent associated corruption.
  • Allow medical use, utilising Cannabis’ painkilling, relaxing, anti nausea and healing properties.
  • Establish a commercial hemp industry producing fuel, fibre, paper, textiles, food, oil and other environmentally sound products.
  • Release all those imprisoned for Cannabis alone and the removal of all records of previous criminal Cannabis convictions.



The HEMP Party has nominated senate candidates in all states and the NT for a formal protest vote to end prohibition.

“Aussies can safely vote for Cannabis law reform in the federal election,” says HEMP Party President and NSW Candidate Michael Balderstone. “The ballot box is the one time when you can anonymously make a mark for the most useful plant on the planet that should never have been made illegal.” #ausvotes #justlegaliseit

Federal Election 2019

Wrestling with Legislation

On the ticket for the Senate in NSW, we have two of the nation’s Cannabis heavy weights: Dr Andrew Katelaris and Michael Balderstone.

The doctor knocked the criminal justice system for six last year, when he proved that it was necessary for him to provide patients with unsanctioned Cannabis oil.

While Mr Balderstone is the bedrock of Cannabis activism in this country. He’s both the HEMP Party president and the head of the Nimbin HEMP Embassy.

The easiest way to vote both of them into the Senate is to find the cannabis leaf on the ballot paper and write number 1 underneath it.



Most voters will choose six parties above the line rather than twelve candidates below the line. Your primary vote is the most important for all parties.

A number one in the box gives the party electoral funding if they attract over 4% of primary votes in a state.

On the large white senate ballot paper we say vote 1 HEMP and choose 6 parties above the line to number them in the order that you like.

Sounds easy, but there are too many ways to upset voters by telling them who to vote for and encouraging people to think for themselves is healthy for democracy.

Many voters don’t know about HEMP.

Some Aussie voters ask about our other policies or want to know about our opinion on issues other than Cannabis. Officially there are none, HEMP is a formal protest to end prohibition.

It’s all in the name that is HEMP 
Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party

Allocating Funds

It’s pretty simple to see how vast resources can be saved and redeployed, while revenues will increase capacity to address health, education, rehabilitation services and various other important front line services currently suffering due to lack of ongoing funding. A regulated market would redirect funding to education, health and harm reduction.

The Major Issue

Prohibition has failed, it has caused much more harm than good. Prohibition is continuing to cause confusion and places an increasingly significant number of Australians with acute and chronic medical conditions into an appalling situation. Those who enjoy Cannabis for personal reasons are in a sickening legal situation too.

Ending Prohibition

Cannabis as commodity will have far reaching consequences on legislation and the value of other commodities including crude oil, coal, cotton, beef & dairy, wood-pulp, soy bean, pharmaceuticals, alcohol, tobacco and etc..

  • Better Cannabis legislation will improve our health, nutrition, policing and the annual budget.
  • Cannabis can provide a better solution for medicine, food security, the environment and social harmony.
  • The HEMP Party has a plan to integrate the whole plant into our everyday lives.

Join – Network – Donate

Join the HEMP Party online, it’s free and easy. Anyone who is eligible to enrol to vote can become a member.

Network with your local & State Branch on facebook, attend a meeting, share news and communicate with other supporters.

Gifts and contributions to political parties and independent candidates and members may be claimed as income tax deductions. The most you can claim in an income year is $1,500 for contributions and gifts to political parties.

With the money donated

The HEMP Party will fund a campaign and nominate two Senate candidates from each state in the next Federal Election.

The HEMP Party has nominated senate candidate in all states and the NT for a formal protest vote to end prohibition.

Federal Election 2019

Federal Election 2019

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