Industrial hemp farming now legal in the NT as new laws kick in

Updated: Apr 10

“NT Farmers will now work with interested producers to make this new opportunity a reality.” Mr Kirby said the start of the Hemp Industry Act represented a huge opportunity for the Territory’s agriculture sector. “Our farmers and the agriculture industry are a significant employer and source of economic activity in regional and remote areas of the NT, so opening the door for our farmers to grow such an emerging and exciting crop as industrial hemp is a great milestone,” he said. The NT Government believes establishing a hemp sector in the Territory has the potential to facilitate investment and job creation opportunities in regional areas and capitalises on emerging market opportunities both domestically and internationally. Industrial hemp is cultivated for seed and fibre production, and has many uses, including in the manufacture of textiles, rope and paper.

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