Industrial Hemp Expert Witness

By |Published On: November 10th, 2015|

Your continued donations have enabled us to secure another star player, this time from the field of Cannabis industry. Why go to the ends of the earth to find an expert when we have one of the world’s foremost hemp experts right here in South Africa?
Your Indiegogo contributions mean we can fly  Hemporium’s Tony Budden from Cape Town and accommodate him in Johannesburg for the duration of the trial.


Tony is a founding partner at Hemporium, South Africa’s premier Hemp company, established in 1996. He is a globally recognized Industrial Cannabis expert having presented multiple keynote addresses on Industrial Cannabis cultivation, processing, marketing and futures at International symposiums on Cannabis, as well as consulting to companies around the globe. He is passionate about raising awareness on environmental issues.

Tony is involved in South Africa’s Commercial Incubation Hemp Research Trials, growing Industrial Cannabis under license and moving towards a legitimate Hemp industry so that South Africa can take advantage of all the jobs, houses and nutrition it would create.

He also promotes the use of Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in Hemp varieties of the plant. It is used as a health supplement and medicine that can help treat a range of disorders including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Autism and Epilepsy.

Hemporium built Africa’s first Hemp House from Hempcrete, which is a recognized World Design Capital 2014 project, and were instrumental in launching this revolutionary new construction material in Africa.

Please contribute to our Fundraising campaign. Let’s bring as many expert witnesses as we are able to the ‘Trial Of The Plant’

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  1. Patrick May 17, 2018 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Am also taking this industry hemp to my country Malawi. This can boost our fallen economy. Malawi is ever green natural and organic hemp can suit to grow in Malawi than any country in the world. I see this is a porticial ideas as Tobacco is falling down , let’s raise hemporium industry in Malawi to replace Tobacco. As they said Tobacco causes cancer let’s now find the cure of cancer which is in Cannibis plant.I have a vision that Malawi soon will be mapped as the number one grower and manufacturing industry hemp. When shall we own our own production. This is the way out from Aid and Donation country to attract country invest in our products which is Hemp.I see pharmaceutical investment and medical school to be the number one to seek investment. I stand as a number citizen to ask legalised Cannibis and industry HEMP. This you Mr Tony For meeting you and showed me the benefit of Hemperium.

    • Myrtle Clarke July 12, 2018 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Thank you for your comments Patrick. We stand in solidarity with Malawi because the benefit of all forms of Cannabis MUST be in the hands of the people. We will fight on until freedom day because nobody is free until we are all free. I will give your regards to Tony. Hemporium have been an amazing support to our campaigns over the years.

  2. Sifiso Kubheka August 3, 2017 at 2:15 am - Reply

    Thank u Mr Budden. We appreciate your hard work in the Hemp industry .it is the future of our country. Are u going to the trial this week Mr Tony

  3. The Anxious Stoner February 18, 2017 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait till the giv here wakes up that hemp can solve sooooo many problems! Not only can the CBD be used for medicine but the ‘waste’ can be used to make hemp bricks and fibre. AMAZING . Come on South Africa. lets do this.

    Well done Tony for getting the party started!

  4. Nigel Lardner Burke November 18, 2015 at 2:57 am - Reply

    I am extremely interested in the future of industrial hemp going forward in South Africa. I firmly believe the dices full cultivation of hemp in this country will solve a multitude of problems , issues and most of all can create large scale employment opportunities.

  5. Moses Hermaans November 17, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    South African government!!! we,the people of South Africa who want industrial hemp cultivation to be legalised,urge you to please answer us now – yes now! because we’ve already waited a long time for you to rule on this matter.We expect nothing but a positive answer since all the facts regarding this topic are known toyou and to us,

  6. John Dvorak November 12, 2015 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Thank you Tony for all you’ve done and will do to promote cannabis hemp and all of its tree-free-mendous benefits!

    You can learn more about hemp’s vast and varied history here:

    All the bast!

  7. marek November 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    welcome Tony! Thank you for your time and effort here!

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