Overwhelming support for legalising hemp food sales

By January 30, 2015 Recent News

OneNews 30 January 2015
A proposed move to allow hemp products to be sold as food in New Zealand is overwhelmingly backed by ONE News readers.

The New Zealand and Australia Food Ministers Forum will vote today on whether hemp seed oil and hemp seed products, dubbed a “new super food”, should go on sale.

Currently, New Zealand allows the sale of hemp seed oil only and Australia allows no hemp seed oil or products.

ONE News readers have come out in favour of the loosening the rules on hemp, despite some varieties of the plant being used to produce marijuana.

Ben Blundell says the decision to allow hemp products to be sold as food is “an obvious yes”.

“It’s a very healthy nutritional seed that we should have the option to consume.”