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This instrument approves the importation into Australia of drugs that are hemp seed and hemp plant derived products (fibre and food products) that contain very low concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (the psychoactive substance found in cannabis plants).
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 12 Jun 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Jun-2018
Tabled Senate18-Jun-2018
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Customs (Prohibited Imports) (Importation of Hemp Seeds and Hemp Derived Products) Approval 2018

I, Angus Taylor, Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security, make the following approval.

Dated                                       6 June 2018

Angus Taylor

Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security

 

  

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Definitions..................................................................................................................... 1

5............ Approval of importation of hulled hemp seeds etc........................................................ 2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Customs (Prohibited Imports) (Importation of Hemp Seeds and Hemp Derived Products) Approval 2018.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

13 June 2018

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subregulation 5(3) of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956.

4  Definitions

                   In this instrument:

drug has the same meaning as in subregulation 5(20) of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956.

hemp fibre means the fibre of a plant of the genus Cannabis but does not include the leaves, seeds or flowers of the plant.

hemp seed meal means the meal or flour obtained from the grinding or milling of hemp seeds.

hemp seed oil means the oil obtained by cold expression from ripened hemp seeds.

hemp seeds means the seeds from a plant of the genus Cannabis if the leaves and flowering heads of the plant do not contain more than 1% total tetrahydrocannabinol content.

hulled hemp seeds means hemps seeds that have had their outer coat or hull removed.

total cannabidiol content means the total amount of cannabidiol and cannabidiolic acid.

total tetrahydrocannabinol content means the total amount of delta‑9‑tetrahydrocannabinol and delta‑9‑tetrahydrocannabinolic acid.

unhulled hemp seeds means hemp seeds that are not hulled hemp seeds.

5  Approval of importation of hulled hemp seeds etc.

                   The following drugs are approved for importation into Australia:

                     (a)  hulled hemp seeds;

                     (b)  hemp seed meal;

                     (c)  hemp fibre;

                     (d)  hemp seed oil if:

                              (i)  the total cannabidiol content of the oil is 75 mg/kg or less; and

                             (ii)  the total tetrahydrocannabinol content of the oil is 50 mg/kg or less;

                     (e)  a product that contains or consists of hulled hemp seeds, or that contains ingredients extracted or derived from hemp seeds, if:

                              (i)  the product does not contain another drug; and

                             (ii)  the product does not contain any other parts (including unhulled hemp seeds) of, or extracts from parts (except hemp seeds) of, a plant of the genus Cannabis; and

                            (iii)  the total cannabidiol content of the product is 75 mg/kg or less; and

                            (iv)  the total tetrahydrocannabinol content of the product is 50 mg/kg or less.