CBD is listed on the Controlled Drug Register in Australia, meaning that it cannot be sold as a consumer product. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has announced its interim decision to enable access to CBD products through pharmacies, but without practitioners’ oversight, from 1st June 2021. This report provides a detailed summary of the current regulatory regime in Australia for CBD, covering everything from the hemp plant itself to import/export laws, CBD extracts and finished products, and medical and recreational cannabis.

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  1. Executive summary
  2. Hemp plant
    1. The hemp plant definition
    2. Cultivation
    3. Strains
    4. THC
    5. Requirements to grow
    6. Disposal
    7. Processing
  3. Extracts as finished products
    1. CBD isolates
    2. Full/broad spectrum
    3. Flowers
  4. Finished products containing CBD and extracts
    1. Food
    2. Cosmetic products
    3. Vaping products
    4. Pet food
  5. Import/export
    1. Hemp
    2. CBD isolates and full spectrum
    3. Finished products
  6. Medical cannabis
    1. Access to cannabis-based medicinal products
    2. Production of medical cannabis (high THC plants/flowers)
    3. Near future
  7. Recreational cannabis
  8. Relevant laws
  9. Relevant bodies

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