No easy answers for medicinal cannabis cropping

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
July 18 2017 - 6:00pm
IN QUESTION: While the benefits and risks of medicinal cannabis continue to be debated, other questions over the potential for commercial production in Australia also remain unanswered.

MEDICINAL cannabis should be grown under protected cropping conditions, not open fields, according to an industry expert.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.

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