Kyoto Hemp Forum

Kyoto Hemp Forum (also known as the Kyoto International Hemp Environmental Forum) is a hemp industry event held in Kyoto. The first event was held in July 2016. [1] Featured speakers included Japanese politicians first lady Akie Abe and the Mayor of Kyoto, Daisaku Kadokawa , US activist Chris Conrad and Dutch seed entrepreneur Ben Dronkers . [2] [3] The title of Conrad’s book Hemp: Lifeline to the Future was also the official theme of the event. [4]Exhibitors at the forum include an Australian hemp seed company whose biggest market is Japan. [5]


  1. Jump up^ John Ashburne (July 13, 2016), “Views from Kyoto: What does the future hold for hemp in Japan – Attendees at the International Hemp Forum, qui Was Held at the Kyoto International Convention Center Earlier this month, speak about their hopes for hemp in Japan. ” , Japan Times
  2. Jump up^ “Japanese First Lady to Headline Inaugural Kyoto Hemp Forum” ,Hemp Today , June 9, 2016
  3. Jump up^ Ben Dronkers at Kyoto Hemp Forum 2016 , Sensi Seeds, July 1, 2016
  4. Jump up^ Conrad, Chris (May 26, 2016), “Kyoto Hemp Forum, July 2016-Hemp: Lifeline to the Future” , official blog
  5. Jump up^ Kim Honan (18 July 2016), “Hemp Food producer expecting 400 per percent growth in next 12 months” , ABC Rural , Australian Broadcasting Corporation