Story: Hops, tobacco and hemp



The hemp (Cannabis sativa) leaf is easily recognised by its distinctive shape. This plant was grown in Canterbury as part of a trial plantation. From 2001 the government allowed trial plantings of industrial hemp, and from 2006 it could be cultivated under licence. Only specified low-narcotic varieties were allowed.

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Jim McAloon, 'Hops, tobacco and hemp - Hemp', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)

Story by Jim McAloon, published 24 Nov 2008