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Grants to grow WA’s hemp industry

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The WA Government is backing the Western Australian industrial hemp industry by investing $200,000 in expansion and growth opportunities.

The Industrial Hemp Grants Scheme will provide individual grants for research into new varieties suitable for WA conditions and opportunities for processing industrial hemp.

Grants can also be used for the development of major infrastructure and to explore market opportunities for industrial hemp products. All projects will need to deliver industry-wide benefits.

The grant scheme follows the WA Government’s amendments to legislation to allow hemp to be grown with a higher tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content, providing more flexibility and certainty for growers.

The Industrial Hemp Grants Scheme will be administered by the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, and successful applicants will be required to match the grant dollar for dollar.

Applications close at 5pm on November 30, 2018. Information on how to apply is available on the department’s website.

Source: WA Government

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