Industrial hemp

Industrial hemp is an exciting new agricultural enterprise for South Australia. PIRSA is currently developing the regulations for consultation with industry and other interested parties which will enable local farmers to explore new opportunities in industrial hemp production.

This is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

What is industrial hemp?

Industrial Hemp is produced from cannabis plants with a low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content - less than 1% THC in the leaves, flowers and stems. It provides is no psychotropic effect from its consumption.

The Industrial Hemp Bill 2016 was passed by South Australian Parliament and provides for the authorisation and regulation of cultivation and manufacture of hemp products.

Register your interest in growing industrial hemp

Are you interested in growing industrial hemp commercially or participating in research trials?

Register your interest using the online form.

Page Last Reviewed: 23 Apr 2017
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