Australian hemp farmers must apply for a special permit to grow hemp. However, each state set its own rules for total THC allowance, ranging from .35 percent total THC in Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia and one percent total THC in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.
Since CBD was still so tightly regulated when their industrial hemp laws first came into place in 2017, most hemp currently grown in Australia (about 2500 hectares in 2019) has been planted into fiber and grain-producing hemp crops.
The Changing Legal Status of Growing High CBD Hemp in Australia
So, what does this all mean for Australian CBD hemp growers? Well, it means that demand for CBD products in Australia was already strong and finally, the politicians are coming on board! This all bodes well for plenty of money to be had for the new Australian high CBD hemp industry into 2021 and beyond. Along with home-grown sales, Australia is also in a prime position to be a significant supplier of hemp-derived products for the Oceania region. Australia’s CBD market is predicted to reach $18.6 million by 2028.
In the meantime, CBD extracts for consumer use has been highly regulated in Australia. CBD has been considered a narcotic, only available for purchase via a prescription. However, the newly announced de-scheduling promises to change that for 2021. Only oral and under the tongue formulations will be allowed; vaping, smoking and topical CBD will remain classified as narcotic.
Like most other nations, after decades of cannabis prohibition, Australian regulations and public perception toward cannabis have been shifting in the last few years. Despite being non-psychoactive and low in THC, hemp was lumped together with marijuana and banned since the 1930s.
2.) Harlequin is another high-CBD strain. This strain originates from Thai sativa and Nepali indica. Depending on the exact strain, its CBD content ranges from 8 to 16% while also allowing for low levels of THC. Because THC is kept at a low percentage, this is particularly beneficial for anxiety.
There are many types of cannabis seeds available for growing different strains. Autoflower Kush CBD Fem is a gentle strain that many people enjoy for its moderate psychedelic effects. Autoflower Widow CBD is a hybrid that is slightly less high in CBD content. Depending on personal preference, there are a range of potency and CBD percentages for the right experience.
3 Popular CBD Strains
3.) Harle-Tsu was originally cultivated in California. This CBD flower was awarded first place at the 2014 Emerald Cup for its high-CBD content. At 21% CBD content, the THC levels were less than 1 percent making it an obvious first choice. Since the effects of THC are almost non-existent, it is usually used for its relaxation purposes.
Most cannabis seeds can be stored the same way. This makes it easy for those who are looking to grow multiple types of CBD strains at one time. Having the proper climate for these seeds will help create healthy plants that will last over long periods of time.
High CBD seeds can benefit several conditions. Unlike THC, CBD is not known to cause anxiety. For those who are prone to paranoia or anxiety, CBD is usually favored over THC.