Export market boost for cannabis growers

Matt Coughlan
(Australian Associated Press)

 

Legal cannabis growers will be able to export medicinal cannabis and hemp into more overseas markets.

Federal parliament passed a bill on Wednesday to give farmers access to export opportunities in South East Asia, China, Canada and the lucrative US market.

Australia will now be able to certify legitimate exports of narcotic products, helping producers export to countries that need government approval.

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said certification would provide assurances to trading partners and help farmers.

“This bill will enable agricultural industries to come out firing after the threat of COVID-19 has passed,” he said on Wednesday.

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