With the recent changes to the Food Standard in Australia, certain hemp seed products are now permitted for human consumption. It is important to be aware that only the seeds of the hemp plant can be used for human consumption – extracts from the remainder of the plant are considered a drug.
- It is important that the products you import do not exceed the stated thresholds for cannabinoids. The Australian Border Force regularly test hemp shipments and products, and you could potentially face serious charges if you are found to be importing a cannabis based product that is not covered by this instrument.
- The Food Standard and state/territory laws may have different thresholds for cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol for hemp and foods. You must ensure your products comply with the Food Standard if importing for human consumption.
Get the latest up-to-date information here:
Hemp products | Office of Drug Control