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Are Hemp Seeds Now Approved in Australia?

Hemp seeds legalisation is an argument that has been debated heavily in Australia for a while now. But yesterday, the game has changed forever.

On Monday, the 27th of March, hemp seed was legalised as food in Australia by the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ). They also announced that they will now permit the sale of low-THC hemp seeds product for human consumption. This can be in the form of products like flour and oil.

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation will still need to discuss this issue on the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). The meeting is held on April 28th this year. Although this is a big step in Australia, many countries have legalised hemp seed for a long time now. The argument against this move has always been the fact it may have an effect roadside drug testing programs. But after extensive research, it shows that there is no effect whatsoever and you could not get high on any of it!

What can hemp seeds be used for?

There are main was that hemp seeds can be used. It can used in the seed form or as an oil, protein and flour. These products can then be used in everything from bakery products… to snack bars, breakfast cereals, ready meals, cooked sauces, salad dressings and more obvious products like that.

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