Thieves eye off industrial hemp crops

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Thefts from the first industrial hemp crops to be grown in SA have prompted PIRSA to remind people that the product is very different from medicinal cannabis or marijuana.  Eleven producers across the state hold licences to grow industrial hemp, but some have been receiving unwanted attention leading into the inaugural harvest. In a statement from Biosecurity SA rural chemicals operations manager Michael McManus, stealing hemp was ‘not worth it’.

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