Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has prepared and assessed a proposal to develop a food regulatory measure to permit the sale of food derived from the seeds of low delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol varieties of Cannabis sativa.

On 28 July 2016, FSANZ sought submissions on a draft variation and published an associated report. FSANZ received 39 submissions.

FSANZ approved the draft variation on 9 March 2017. The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) was notified of FSANZ’s decision on 22 March 2017. The commencement date for