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For almost 100 years, governments and corporations have been lying to us about the truth behind cannabis. It's time to set the record straight.


Q. Will Hemp Get Me High?

A. No, hemp will definitely not get you high. Read why here.

Q. Is Cannabis Still Illegal?

A. Some forms of cannabis are still illegal (the Marijuana twins, for instance), but hemp foods became legal in Australia on November 12, 2017. As for why, here’s all you need to know.

Q. What’s the Difference Between Cannabis That Gets You High and Cannabis That You Eat?

A. It all comes down to the “psychoactive” elements. The stuff that gets you high contains lots of this, whereas the rest doesn’t – here’s the full story.

Q. What Is "CBD" and "THC"?

A. CBD is short for "cannabidiol" and THC is short for "tetrahydrocannabinol". They both come from the cannabis plant, and they both have unique functions and uses – click here if you'd like to learn more.

Q. What’s the Difference Between CBD and THC?

A. That's a very good question, and the most basic answer is that CBD contains mostly calming medicinal elements while THC contains mostly psychoactive elements. There's a lot more to know though – click here learn.

Q. Do Your Products Contain THC and CBD?

A. Yes they do, but only within the legally allowed limit. They also contain a lot of other lesser-known cannabinoids, which is why using them results in such incredible outcomes for both people and animals – read some of our testimonials here.  

Q. Is Medical Marijuana Legal In Australia And How Do I Access It?

A.Yes, it is legal. It is however quite challenging to access, which is why we've prepared a guide to help you find out your options. You can read it here.

Q. Is Hemp Really the Most Sustainable Crop in the World?

A. It’s definitely one of them. It doesn’t need much fertiliser and does great with 100% natural farming methods. It grows almost everywhere (“weed” isn’t just a catchy name…), and it naturally resists pests, so it doesn’t need all that chemical nonsense mucking it up. Much like the best reggae, it’s got deep roots, which is good for soil. Even better, as the leaves drop off the plant, it adds essential minerals and nitrogen back into the earth. In fact, hemp is so good for the planet, and has even been grown on the same land for 20+ years with no real depletion of the soil. Find out more about The Cannabis Company’s farmers.

Q. What Animals Is Hemp Good For? Is it Dangerous for Any Animals?

A. Hemp does great things for pets like dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs and rabbits. It’s also great for farm animals such as hens, chickens, cattle, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, donkeys and ponies! As far as we’re aware, no animals have an adverse reaction to Hemp Foods, and our testimonials section is full of beautiful stories from animal owners whose loved ones we've helped. Read them here.

Q. I’ve Heard That Hemp Can Be Used for Clothes And Ropes and Things?

A. You heard right! The hemp plant has two parts, the bast and the hurd. The fibre (bast) can be used to make almost any kind of cloth – it’s been used for military-grade textiles, sails on shops, and Levi’s original blue jeans were even made out of hemp! Hemp is the most versatile of all natural fibres in the world, and also the most sustainable. Read more.

Q. What About Paper?

A. Yep, hemp is used for paper – both the fibre (bast) and the pulp (hurd) are used. In fact, the first ever paper in the world was made from hemp in Ancient China. It is, however, a myth that the American Constitution and Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper. If you love our beautiful Australian forests as much as we do, it’s time to start switching to hemp paper – it’s acid free and lasts for centuries.

Q. Can It Be Used for Bio-Fuel?

A. Yes it most certainly can! Some diesel engines even run on pure hemp seed oil. Hemp is one of our greatest hopes as we transition away from fossil fuels to renewable sources. It’s a high-quality source of cellulosic biomass, which can be used in automobile fuel. It’s practically free from metals and sulphur, so it doesn’t cause air pollution like fossil fuels do. Using hemp as bio-fuel means that there is no increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, unlike petroleum products, which release carbon stored beneath the earth’s surface for millions of years. Australian researchers have been looking into hemp’s potential as a fuel for some years now, which would allow Australia to produce our own fuel without having to import it – a great option for a clean and sustainable future.

Q. This Is Crazy!! What Other Uses are There for Hemp?

A. We’re just getting started here. Construction materials, plastics, biodegradable containers. The sky is the limit! Actually, someone even made a plane out of hemp!  

Q. Is the First One Free But I’ll Have to Pay for the Next?

A. Get outta here mate!