Tight regulations cast doubt over hemp production

NEW INDUSTRY: Ecofibre Industries Operations managing director Phil Warner and Biosecurity SA executive director Will Zacharin at the industrial hemp information session in Mount Gambier this week. Picture: JOCELYN NICKELS

FARMERS throughout the region remain unconvinced growing industrial hemp on their properties would provide economic benefits greater than proven crops after attending an information session in the Blue Lake city this week.

Government representatives held a public session at Mount Gambier City Hall on Tuesday night about the newly released Industrial Hemp Act 2017 regulations.

The proposed regulatory framework will allow

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