Hemp and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
As a versatile plant with a myriad of industrial uses, hemp is used in the manufacture of ropes, textiles, fabrics, paper and fuel oil. It also contains beneficial oils and is used as an ingredient in many human and pet health food products.
However, as hemp comes from a type of cannabis plant, it contains low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the principal chemical compound responsible for causing effects commonly associated with cannabis use, such as euphoria, paranoia, hallucinations and anxiety.
Reliable, credible hemp testing
Hemp growers must be licensed to grow, cultivate and manufacture hemp crops, they must adhere to strict regulations as set in the Industrial Hemp Act 2004 regarding THC.
At ChemCentre, we conduct hemp testing for growers to ensure THC levels are below prescribed limits. Testing is conducted in our NATA-accredited laboratory by forensic scientists who are at the forefront of drug testing in WA, providing defensible data and results that can be used in legal testimony.
Learn more about our forensic science services, including our illicit and synthetic drugs expertise, which is relied on by WA Police. Alternatively, contact our forensic specialists to find out more about our hemp testing capabilities.