New player in Fisher says Coast should become hemp capital

Political candidate Mark McGuire says hemp should be cultivated on Sunshine Coast caneland.

Political candidate Mark McGuire says hemp should be cultivated on Sunshine Coast caneland.

Warren Lynam

 

A NEW political hopeful for Peter Slipper’s seat has a plan to save the Sunshine Coast caneland and generate more jobs for the region – plant hemp.

The Australian Independents’ candidate for Fisher, Mark Maguire, says he hopes the commercial cultivation of hemp for manufacturing purposes will get the green light.

“We no longer have sugarcane,” Mr Maguire said. “Hemp is a sustainable industry. It can grow where sugarcane grows and provide longevity of employment.”

 

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