Hemp decision welcomed

28 April 2017

The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) has welcomed today’s decision by the Health Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation to clear low-THC Hemp for use as a food product.

The forum endorsed the recent Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) recommendation, which will now bring the industry in to line with other countries in the world.

TFGA CEO Peter Skillern also commended the Tasmanian Government and the industry on their unceasing advocacy on behalf of Tasmanian hemp farmers.

“This decision will inevitably lead to an expansion of the industry in the State and provide more jobs for regional Tasmania in the process,’’ Mr Skillern said.