The WA Hemp Growers’ Co-op Ltd (HempGro) was established out of a need by a number of growers to band together to develop a stronger voice in the Australian hemp industry.
Industrial hemp is an industry in its infancy in Australia, however it has a strong history in other parts of the world. Canada, Europe and now China are strong players in the hemp industry and Australia is just beginning to find its place.
In November 2017 hemp seed was legalised for human consumption, opening up a new market and giving hope and momentum to invest in the industry.
The formation of our co-op was driven by growers through the need for more knowledge, infrastructure and large scale investment and industry-wide collaboration.
HempGro was formally established in April 2018 with wide-scale support from industry and government.
We are just starting out on our journey. Through member participation and industry collaboration we will strive to achieve our vision to establish, develop and support a sustainable and prosperous hemp industry for Western Australia.