In brief: Hemp Bill introduced to Parliament
On 16 May 2019 the Hemp Industry Bill was introduced into Parliament. The Bill puts forward a framework to regulate the development and operation of an industrial hemp industry in the Territory. Industrial hemp plants differ from regular hemp species in that they contain very low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). If consumed foods and products made from industrial hemp have no psycho-active effects on individuals.
Hemp fibre has been used for manufacturing of textiles, ropes and lines, paper and building materials and its grain is a highly nutritious food source, either as a whole grain, an emulsified cake, flour, or pressed oil.
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Last updated: 24 September 2019