Tasmanian hemp producers eye a medicinal cannabis future

Adam Holmes
Updated July 2 2021 - 1:45am, first published September 14 2019 - 5:00am
An outdoor industrial hemp crop. Tasmanian businesses are calling for changes to regulations allowing the full plant to be used, including for medicinal purposes. Picture: Supplied
An outdoor industrial hemp crop. Tasmanian businesses are calling for changes to regulations allowing the full plant to be used, including for medicinal purposes. Picture: Supplied

Laws stopping the leaves and flowering heads of outdoor industrial hemp crops being harvested for the plant's oils could be preventing Tasmania from tapping into a multi-billion dollar global industry, businesses claim.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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