It's The Hemp Store's 25th Birthday!

Posted by Chris Fowlie on 13th May 2022

It's The Hemp Store's 25th Birthday!

Happy birthday to us! 

Established in 1997 with our first store on lower Queen Street, The Hemp Store is now an Auckland institution located on Karangahape Road.

To celebrate our 25th birthday in May 2022, we're giving you 25% off everything! 

Just use the code EST1997 at the checkout to get the discount, from 20-27 May. 

Founded by cannabis law reform activists, The Hemp Store has provided a base for activism and raised awareness about cannabis and hemp for a quarter of a century. 

The Hemp Store promoted the medicinal properties of hemp when even the Hemp Association didn't want to know. We were the first to bring vaporisers to Aotearoa, the first to provide grinders to consumers, and the first to provide substance checking services (way back in 1999). We've help run campaigns during elections, and helped support various projects to help change the law. 

The Hemp Store has been raided just once, by Customs and Police over an importation of hemp flowers, back in 2002. Years later, our infamous wall of waterpipes featured in a double-page spread in New Zealand Geographic.

Our Kiwicanna hemp foods were the first cannabis products to be awarded New Zealand Grown certification. We made the finals of the Top Shop Awards multiple times, and in 2021 was a finalist in the Westpac Business Awards, Community Contribution. 

Our Hemp Store whanau have gone on to do a wide variety of things and some have been with us a very long time! 

You can read more about our history here

We are proud of what we have achieved over the years, and couldn't have done it without you, our customers who have supported us over the years. Thank you. 

Remember, please enjoy a 25% discount on us, for our 25th Birthday. Use the code EST1997 at the checkout. The discount is applied at the checkout.