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Hemp for a sustainable world

Hemp has received a lot of attention because of its multipurpose usability, short production cycle, low capital demand in cultivation, possibility of carbon-negative transformation and easy carbon sequestering.

Legalise cannabis

Saliva – poor measure of Cannabis impairment

Results indicate blood and oral fluid THC concentrations are relatively poor or inconsistent indicators of cannabis-induced impairment. This contrasts with the much stronger relationship between blood alcohol concentrations and driving impairment.

Cannabis law in Australia

Cannabis law in Australia

State and Territory cannabis laws vary significantly, but remember, you DO NOT have to answer police questions or make a statement, even after you are arrested. Just give your name and address so that bail can be granted.

Industrial hemp in Australia

In Australia, industrial hemp is a plant or any part of a plant (including seed), from the genus Cannabis, that has been specifically bred to have tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels in the leaves and flowering heads of not more than 1%.

Cannabis and the Poisons Standard Schedules

In Australia, drugs and poisons are grouped together in Schedules listed in the Poisons Standard that require similar regulatory controls over their availability, according to government. 

Cannabis Home Grown med


The most comprehensive review on impacts of decriminalisation of illicit drugs was conducted using data from the Netherlands, US, Australia and Italy. They concluded removal of criminal penalties appeared to produce positive but slight impacts, primarily reducing the burden and cost to the criminal justice system and reducing the intrusiveness of criminal justice responses to users. 

Roadside drug driving testing

Arguments against drug driving testing

Use of illicit drugs is not the cause of major road trauma. The major substance cause of death or injury is, in order; alcohol, and prescription drugs. Presence of THC in the mouth does not necessarily make you or your driving more dangerous.

Legality in the ACT and federal law

From 1 February, 2020 new rules around personal use of cannabis were introduced in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Cannabis is not legal, but amendments have been made which exempt individuals from criminal liability in certain circumstances.

Industrial hemp harvest

Short history of hemp in Australia

Some historians maintain Australia was established as a hemp colony to supply fibre to an increasingly fibre-hungry world. Sir Joseph Banks supplied hemp seed for the First Fleet. Free seed was given to settlers by early governors to encourage cultivation.