Hemp bread heads to market in Benalla

Posted on the 7 November 2017

AFTER two decades in the pipeline, you can legally get your fix of hemp this weekend — albeit with butter and Vegemite on it.

From Sunday the sale of hemp for human consumption will be legal in Australia.

The much-maligned plant, part of the cannabis family, has been given the tick of approval by state and federal governments.

Benalla baker Andrew Bertalli will be up early on Sunday to bake his first batch of hemp bread, 17 years after he began lobbying for hemp foodstuffs to be legalised.

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