Hemp food hits the shelves as crop’s edible products legalised in Australia, NZ
With hemp beer, hemp chocolate and hemp oil debuting over the weekend, industry is rushing to bring even more products to consumers as the product is now legal to be sold as food in Australia.
The new regulations came into effect on Sunday after the Federal Government decided low-THC hemp seeds were fit for human consumption.
Up until now, hemp has only been able to be used for industrial and clothing purposes.
In Western Australia, growers said ‘cheers’ to the new food industry by launching their unique product, hemp beer.
WA grower Chris Blake, who has been working in collaboration with Rocky Ridge brewer Hamish Coates, said they were extremely excited to see how the new industry and their product would be received by consumers.