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Industrial Hemp Act Paves The Way For New Industry

Industrial Hemp

A new act passed by state parliament has paved the way for the birth of a new industry that could present Eyre Peninsula agriculturalists with an exciting opportunity. 

South Australia’s new Industrial Hemp Act came into effect on Sunday and will allow for the cultivation of industrial hemp and the processing and manufacture of industrial hemp products in South Australia.

Potential hemp growers, processors and suppliers will be required to meet certain conditions in order to be granted licences issued by the State Government. 

South Australian Agriculture Minister Leon Bignell said that industrial hemp is an exciting new potential agricultural enterprise for South Australia, providing farmers and processors with another option to diversify their operations.

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