The curtains have fallen on the HSC Executive Tour 4.0, a meticulously organized exploration into the world of hemp by the Malaysia Hemptech Industrial Research Association (MHIRA). From November 20th to 23rd, this captivating odyssey transcended beyond a conventional tour, immersing participants in the dynamic realm of hemp cultivation, technology, and innovation.
At its essence, the tour was a vibrant tapestry of knowledge dissemination, unraveling the intricacies of hemp cultivation techniques, cutting-edge facilities, extraction processes, and the rich historical and cultural tapestry of cannabis. Beyond a physical exploration, it evolved into an intellectual odyssey, with participants delving deep into the traditional medicinal roots of hemp in Thailand.
Adding a unique flavor to the program was the active participation of officers from Bahagian Hal Ehwal Undang-Undang (BHEUU), Jabatan Perdana Menteri, led by the esteemed Director General, Dato’ Sri Khairul Dzaimee bin Daud. Their presence not only symbolized a collaborative endeavor but also underscored the robust support of the Malaysian government, marking significant progress in the exploration of hemp. The tour’s initiation in Bangkok provided participants with a tangible connection to cultivation practices, offering pragmatic insights. Engaging sessions with revered researchers from Chulalongkorn University further enriched the tapestry of knowledge woven during the tour.
A pivotal highlight was the meeting hosted by Dr. Kwanchai Wisitthanon, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine. Dr. Wisitthanon shared insights into the recent developments in Medical Cannabis in Thailand, providing a valuable learning ground for Malaysia. The journey continued to the Asia International Hemp Expo, where participants were immersed in a vibrant showcase of cutting-edge technology, materials, and equipment. The MHIRA booth, adorned with natural fiber and industrial hemp products, stood as a tangible testament to the industry’s strides.
Looking into the future, MHIRA is gearing up for the next chapter of exploration. The year 2024 holds promises of the HSC Executive Tour unfurling its wonders in Japan and China. This forward-looking move aligns seamlessly with MHIRA’s ethos of fostering international collaborations, knowledge exchange, and maintaining a pioneering position in the ever-evolving global hemp industry.
The participation of government officials in the HSC Executive Tour is not merely a footnote; it is a resounding endorsement, echoing the Malaysian government’s commitment and strides in the realm of hemp exploration. As the program bids adieu, the insights gained and experiences shared lay a robust foundation for MHIRA’s ongoing mission – to harmonize diverse stakeholders and usher in a collaborative era. Anticipate exciting updates in the coming year as MHIRA sets sail for new horizons in Japan and China, contributing to the ever-evolving narrative of the hemp industry.