Australia: Hemp taskforce launches in NSW with aim to remove barriers and map out growth plan

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The taskforce will only consider the cultivation and supply of low-THC hemp grown under the NSW Industrial Hemp Act 2008. The NSW industrial hemp sector is highly regulated, with 99% compliance in 2022/23. The Hemp Industry Act 2008 was enacted on 1 July 2008 to kickstart growth of low-THC hemp production in NSW. Low-THC hemp is produced for use in a wide range of industrial, cosmetic, and technical products such as building materials and textiles. The development of this taskforce follows a NSW Hemp Industry Roundtable, hosted by Member of the NSW Legislative Council Jeremy Buckingham and attended by the Minister for Agriculture, Tara Moriarty in 2023. Cannabiz Aus write about yet another Australian business body quango on the make Read more paywall Hemp taskforce launches in NSW with aim to remove barriers and map out growth plan   Here’s the official press release NSW Government establishes Hemp Industry Taskforce Published: 8 February 2024 Released by: Minister for Agriculture The NSW Government is continuing work to future proof NSW Agriculture production and support growers across all sectors with the establishment of the Hemp Industry Taskforce.

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Hemp taskforce launches in NSW with aim to remove barriers and map out growth plan

 

Here’s the official press release

NSW Government establishes Hemp Industry Taskforce

Published: 8 February...

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