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Advocates celebrate legalisation of hemp seed products


An example of hemp food derivatives from hemp.com. The Nimbin Hemp Embassy will be offering free samples of hemp seed and hemp seed oil for the rest of the month now that hemp foods are legal for human consumption in Australia. Australian Hemp Party secretary Andrew Kavasilas said as of yesterday it was legal to grow hemp seed in Australia. ‘It’s a watershed moment on many fronts. Hemp seeds’ nutritional qualities are unparalleled so we’ll have a truly healthy food finally available with new farming opportunities including access to an international market that’s touching the $billion mark,’ Mr Kavasilas said. He said jobs were also being created in production, processing, logistics, design and packaging, marketing, wholesale and retail sales. Mr Kavasilas said hemp seeds contain a significant ratio of Omega 3, 6 and 9, tuned perfectly to the human body with plant-based essential fatty acids and a full compliment of vitamins and minerals. The taste and texture is similar to nuts with no known allergies. ‘Because of its superior nutritional profile and gluten-free status, hemp seed ingredients are incorporated in muesli bars, salad dressings, pasta, breads, smoothies, biscuits, non-whey high fibre protein, flour and many other products. ‘Hemp seed is also used to make a simple natural non-dairy milk substitute with a legendary rich and creamy flavour