Looking at the current state of the Tories it looks unlikley that the following set of sensible suggestions outlined by the British Hemp Alliance in their recently published manifesto will be getting too much of a look in over the next 6 or even 12 months.

But, as they say, one can hope.

Let’s start with the organisation’s mission statement

The UK has a unique opportunity to establish a leading position within one of the most important and rapidly growing agricultural and industrial markets that has emerged for decades.
The British Hemp Alliance (BHA), formerly the British Hemp Association, was formed in 2018 to lobby for change and remove the barriers to growth that are preventing the UK hemp industry from thriving. It is comprised of NGO’s, farmers, businesses, environmental organisations and individuals who want to support progressive changes in hemp legislation.
We believe 3 things have to happen, in order for the UK hemp industry to fulfil its potential and hemp be recognised as an essential agricultural and environmentally friendly crop

 

Here are the key points highlighted by the association in their manifesto

 

Here is the manifesto, in its entirety

 

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