You will require this licence if you intend to cultivate, harvest or process industrial hemp. You can apply for this licence as an individual, a partnership or corporation. Industrial hemp is a cannabis plant, the leaves and stems of which must contain less than 0.35 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol. Once a crop has been sown a notification of sowing, along with an accurate map showing details of the sowing, must be provided to the Registrar.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Be considered a fit and proper person of good character and repute;
- Hold the qualifications required by the Agency (if any); and
- Have sufficient material, human and financial resources to carry on the activity to be authorised by the licence.
Your application will be refused if you have been found guilty of a serious drug offence during the previous ten years, or if you have an association with a person who is not of good character or who has been found guilty of a serious drug offence during the past ten years.
If you are applying for a licence as a partnership or corporation, each relevant person in your organisation must meet the requirements outlined above.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Up to three years.
Department of Agriculture and Food
AGWEST Plant Laboratories
Industrial Hemp Act 2004 (Western Australia)
Industrial Hemp Regulations 2004 (Western Australia)
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