Southern Story for 9 June 2011 - Chop Chop
To some Native Americans it's a sacred plant, one that Captain James Cook brought to this country in 1769. Tobacco companies call it 'a normal and legal product', but there's still an air of secrecy around growing and processing tobacco for personal use. It's been 16 years since the pin was pulled on our commercial tobacco growing industry, and it was generally believed that growing the plants was then illegal. But that's not so. Sage Forest chats to some home-growers about the perceived benefits, and looks into legalities.