Hemp: Licensing

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licences for the cultivation of industrial hemp are in effect in the UK.

Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licences for the cultivation of industrial hemp are in effect in Scotland.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

There are currently 55 licences in extant to cultivate low THC cannabis (Industrial Hemp) in England, Wales and Scotland.

There are currently 2 licences in extant to cultivate low THC cannabis (Industrial Hemp) in Scotland.

The licences are generally issued for a validity period of three growing seasons and therefore will include licences issued in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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