The Queensland Hemp Association was formed in 2021 and is the peak industry body for hemp in Queensland. The association offers members educational and agronomic support, networking opportunities and lobbying services. The association aims to provide a back bone of support to hemp growers, processors, researchers, regulators and wholesalers.
Understanding Regulations and Licensing
To cultivate industrial hemp in Queensland you are required to hold a license from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Biosecurity Queensland). To grow industrial cannabis in Queensland you must hold a licence issued by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Biosecurity Queensland). Industrial cannabis production in Queensland is managed under Part 5B of the Drugs Misuse Act 1986 (the Act) and Part 4 of the Drugs Misuse Regulation 1987 (the Regulation).
Biosecurity Queensland does not issue or administer licences to allow cannabis to be grown for medicinal use. Contact the Australian Government’s Office of Drug Control for information about researching, cultivating and manufacturing cannabis for medicinal purposes.
Contact Business Queensland for details on submitting an application.