Hemp licence Conditions in NSW – FAQ


This document is provided to assist persons in understanding the conditions that apply to a licence issued under the Hemp Industry Act 2008 (NSW).



Hemp Industry Bill 2008

The object of this Bill is to enable low-THC hemp to be cultivated and supplied for commercial production and other legitimate purposes in accordance with a licensing scheme to be administered by the Director-General of the Department of Primary Industries. The proposed Act defines low-THC hemp as cannabis that has a concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol of no more than 1%


Licences for hemp

June 2009

Harvest about Christmas time of the first NSW commercial industrial hemp crop at Tatham on the North Coast will enable completion of a hemp masonry home under construction 20 minutes from Lismore.


Growing Low THC Hemp under licence in NSW – FAQ

01 Oct 2008

Some of the topics covered in this Primefact include:

* How will the licensing scheme operate?
* How do I get a licence to cultivate or supply low THC hemp?
* Is there a limit to the area that can be sown under a license?
* How is the crop checked to confirm low THC hemp status?
* What are the licensing costs involved with producing low THC hemp crops?
* Who can I sell my hemp to?
* Where can I buy low THC hemp seed from?


Here comes hemp

From the May 2008 edition of Agriculture Today.

An industrial hemp industry will get the green light in NSW under a new licensing scheme, soon to be established.

The plan is a result of the environmentally friendly nature of the plant and a perceived demand for hemp products in the market.


Industrial hemp – a step closer

26 Jun 2008

Industrial hemp is a step closer to becoming an exciting new production crop in NSW, following the passing of the Hemp Industry Bill 2008 through the NSW Upper House last night, Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald said today.



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  2. tony martin
    November 28, 2012

    Please, please, make the permits, regulations, policies and procedures for growing hemp easier.. I have 27 acres of prime red soil, certified A organic waiting for a crop. I have a buyer for the seed and fibre, I can biochar, produce fuel. I have the technology but not the resources.

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