The South Australian Parliament put Hemp in the News this week with their approval of legalising industrial hemp. This means farmers will be able to plant hemp in their fields in just a matter of weeks.
This is not only good news for farmers. It is also a very helpful boost to the individuals and businesses who are making and selling hemp products, because they will no longer need to source their hemp supply from overseas, according to Tammy Franks, Greens Upper House member and sponsor of the bill.
At this time, the industrial hemp industry in South Australia is producing clothes, cosmetics and building supplies.
Industrial hemp is a type of cannabis plant, but it has less than one percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active chemical that gives the high. So smoke it all you want, but you won’t get high.
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