Its proponents often argue that industrial hemp is a crop with real potential for Tasmania, but only if the regulatory environment changes.
The Tasmanian parliament is hoping that the first step towards achieving change may have been taken now, after an amended motion was passed in the House of Assembly yesterday.
It refers consideration of the current state of the hemp industry, as well as what it might need to develop into a viable industry, to a House of Assembly standing committee.
The Greens Kim Booth offered the amendments to the Liberals’ motion and he says it received tripartite support across the Tasmanian parliament.
To hear how the committee will seek to change the regulatory environment in Tasmania, as well as looking at the Federal regulatory hurdles, download today’s edition of the Tasmanian Country Hour.