For most of us, eating hemp is linked to baked goods and sneaking around. But as of recently, only the former will still apply as hemp was finally approved for consumption in Australia.
While you may be hoping they’ve legalised hash brownies, this isn’t the case. Australian health ministers have given the A-OK to sell hemp seeds and products derived from them, nationwide. While it’s a food so low in THC (the main psychoactive component of cannabis) to have any effect, the new legislation has caused quite a high.
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Among those welcoming the decision was Lachie Stuart, founder of Green Path Organics, a pioneering social enterprise specialising in Australian-made hemp food, beverages & nutraceuticals. Known in the industry as the “hemp guru” Lachie has been studying and advocating the plant for years.