Laws & Regulations
Each state has its own laws and regulations controlling the cultivation, processing and possession of industrial hemp. The licence application process, monitoring regime and applicable fees are detailed in the respective Regulations. While legislation is more difficult to change, Regulations can be amended more easily by the state or territory government.
The permissible levels of THC are identified for seed prior to planting and for the plant at harvest. In most states these are <0.5% at planting and <1% at harvest. Depending on variety and growing conditions the THC level at harvest can diverge significantly from the level at planting.
The Industrial Hemp Act 2015 in Tasmania is currently being reviewed. Click here to view the submission by the Tasmanian Hemp Association.
Select your State for an overview of laws and regulations with links to further information.