You will need this licence to possess, cultivate, process or supply industrial hemp.
Industrial 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%.
This low concentration of THC in industrial hemp plants means they have none of the psychoactive (mind altering) effects associated with illicit cannabis varieties that contain higher THC concentrations (often called marijuana).
Industrial hemp is cultivated for seed or fibre production. Hemp fibre and pulp can be used in:
- industrial and consumer textiles
- building materials,
Hemp seed and hemp seed oil can be used in:
- industrial products
- food products.
These regulations do not cover medicinal cannabis