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State Budget: Address in Reply

The Greens’ Alternative Budget is a statement of values.  It restores frontline funding to education and rightly includes the state Government's share of responsibility for crumbling sewerage and water infrastructure - two important issues...

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  31 May 2016

Liberals Stalling Process to Legalise Low-THC Hemp as Food

Hemp has been used as a source of food and fibre from the beginning of human history, but that currently Australia and New Zealand are the only countries in the World maintaining a ban on low-THC hemp as a food product.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Jun 2016

Medicinal Cannabis: United in Compassion Symposium

Attending the United In Compassion symposium at the Hemp, Health and Innovation Forum in Sydney on 14 and 15 May was a revelation.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2016

Ideology Put Before People on Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp as Food

The Hodgman Liberal Government is making slow progress towards bringing about access for Tasmanians to both medicinal cannabis and low-THC hemp as a food product.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016

Hemp Bill Welcome

The Greens were pleased to support legislation tabled by the government to authorise and regulate an industrial hemp industry in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  24 Sep 2015

Industrial Hemp Reforms

Tasmanian Greens today welcomed the government’s undertaking to amend legislation to remove the shackles from the state’s industrial hemp industry. 

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  30 Jan 2015

Councils Supporting Medicinal Cannabis

Yet another local council formally endorses investigating opportunities presented by a local medicinal cannabis crop industry.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  22 Jul 2014

Local Councils Support for Medicinal Cannabis Trials Embarrassment for Libs

Growing support across regional local councils for medicinal cannabis trials is increasing pressure on the Hodgman government.

Kim Booth  |  Media Release  |  18 Jul 2014

TFGA Comments on Medicinal Cannabis Potential Welcome

That the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association recognise the future potential for a local medicinal cannabis industry is heartening.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  11 Jul 2014