Health ministers give hemp in food the green light28th Apr 2017 — The use of low-THC hemp seeds in food products has been approved by state and federal health ministers after years of lobbying.
Hemp foods will be available for sale for human consumption across all states in Australia from November this year.
The use of hemp as a food had been rejected by ministers in the past over fears it would affect roadside drug testing and due to potential perceptions of tolerance toward the drug's illegal counterpart. Ministers noted at the meeting that it is highly unlikely that consumption of food products containing the levels of THC tested would result in any positive tests on oral fluid, blood or urine, according to a Swinburne University of Technology report. [source]