Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Questions without Notice
My question is to the Prime Minister. Prime Minister, industrial hemp cannot be smoked and would be a lucrative crop for many Tasmanian farmers. It produces fabric, paper, construction material and omega-3-rich oil. Prime Minister, when will the government ease restrictions on its cultivation and use, as recommended since 2002 by Food Standards Australia New Zealand? Wellington acted on that advice 12 years ago. When will Canberra stop talking about it and work with the states to make it happen?