Student booklet: Industrial Hemp

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  • Published: 28 Feb 2024

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Industrial hemp, or ‘hemp’, refers to the plant Cannabis sativa L. and its application in multiple uses.

Industrial hemp can only be grown under state or territory government permits, and while it contains very low tetrahydrocannabinol content (THC)industrial hemp is high in protein and healthy essential fatty acids. Since 2017 it has been legal to sell industrial hemp seed for human consumption.

This booklet has been produced for students to introduce them to the industry. The booklet outlines where industrial hemp can is grown, details around the growing conditions in Australian and activities that can be completed.