First local hemp harvest

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You may not know this but Australia's first legal hemp crop in more than 60 years was harvested yesterday (10 Jan 2018) in the Western District community of Hexham - and many more will be harvested within the next fortnight in the LIsmore/Derrinallum area.

Yes it is a member of the Cannibinoid family - which includes Marijuana and Indian Hemp - but this innocent cousin won't make anyone high.

We caught up with Georgina Beasley from Australian Primary Hemp in Geelong about it's role in paper and fabric production - and why it's being spruiked as a superfood

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