Hemp Gazette reports that the WA state govt will now allow up to 1% THC in hemp grows compared the the previous 0.35%.
For USA Hemp THC level comparison we’ve noted in reports over the last 12 months that most US state legislators are currently allowing for between 0.3 % and 0.4 % in initial drafted legislation. As far as we are aware WA is the first state worldwide to take a look at the issue nd raise allowed THC levels. It’ll be interesting to see if more follow
Industrial hemp is naturally low in THC, but legislation in many regions sets a limit that can be inadvertently breached or restrict cultivars grown.
Here’s the HG report…..
Currently in Western Australia, the Industrial Hemp Act 2004 only permits hemp to have a THC content below 0.35 per cent. This will be lifted to up to one per cent, in line with changes to the Food Standards and Australia and New Zealand Code last year that permit the sale of food products derived from hemp seed .
“Interest in WA’s hemp industry has never been higher; the first WA hemp food and drink products are appearing in the market, and we want to support development of this job-creating industry,” said Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan, who also hosted a roundtable of WA hemp growers, processors and researchers yesterday.