Hemp seed oil is used in cosmetics including shampoos, soaps and skin care products ©123RF
Hemp seed oil is used in cosmetics including shampoos, soaps and skin care products ©123RF

Hemp growers fight to supply cosmetic and pet industries

4 September 2017

Australian industrial hemp growers and suppliers are fighting a federal government decision that stops them from supplying the plant for cosmetics and pet food.

In May last year, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) decided to reverse a long-standing exemption the industrial hemp sector used to supply hemp for cosmetic products and pet food products.

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