Major Scope :
- Industrial Uses
- Health Applications
- Medical Hemp
According to UNODC publications, Industrial Cannabis or Hemp is a plant or any part of a plant (including seed) from the Cannabis genus that has been specifically bred to have tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels in the leaves and flowering heads of not more than 1%.
The very low concentration of THC in industrial hemp plants means they have none of the psychoactive (mind-altering) effects associated with illicit cannabis varieties with higher THC concentrations.
Industrial hemp is cultivated for seed or fibre production. Hemp fibre and pulp will be used in industrial and consumer textiles, paper and building materials, while hemp seed and hemp seed oil can be used in industrial products, cosmetics and food products.
Our proposed regulations do not cover medicinal cannabis in the first phase.
Industrial hemp is not to be confused with medicinal cannabis – which covers a range of approved, quality-assured cannabis pharmaceutical grade products intended for human therapeutic use, such as tablets, oils, tinctures and other extracts. The cultivation, production and manufacture of medicinal cannabis are regulated by the Commonwealth Government under the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 by the Commonwealth Office of Drug Control.