ANNEXURE A - Cannabis

Both industrial hemp and marijuana come from the same genus of flowering plant– cannabis. The term “genus” essentially refers to a sub-family of plants and not a single species.

Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp is produced exclusively by strains of Cannabis sativa that have been cultivated to produce minimal levels of THC and are instead artificially selected and bred to grow taller and sturdier. In Australian is defined by THC contains level of 0.3%.

Medical Cannabis/ Marijuana

Medical cannabis/ marijuana is produced mainly from variants of Cannabis sativa that have been selectively bred to maximise their concentration in cannabinoids.

Hemp is the most nutritionally complete food source in the world, and was only legalised for human consumption in Australia and New Zealand in November 2017

Gluten free, low carbohydrates

Excellent source of plant based protein (approx. 33%)

High Omega 3, 6 and 9

Richest most balanced source of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s)

High in fibre, magnesium, manganese, antioxidants

Highly digestible


Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract. In 2018, clinical research on cannabidiol included preliminary studies of anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain.


CBD does not make people high, unlike THC it is non- psychoactive, which is being used to treat inflammation, stress, depression and anxiety, while also being used to combat cancer, epilepsy, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, migraines, arthritis, and the side effects of cancer treatments.