HEMP smoothies, flour, oil, soap and seeds are just some of the ways the newly legalised food-product are being dished up locally.
Hemp plant seeds do not contain a traceable amount of ‘THC’, the hallucinogenic component of marijuana.
Pukka Health owner Bree Manthorpe said she had been an advocate for hemp food products for a long time and now it had been legalised for human consumption, it was flying off the shelves.
“It is one of our biggest sellers, it’s great for gut health, it’s good for your skin, you can cook with it – it’s got a lot of benefits,” she said.
Ms Manthorpe said she discovered the high-protein benefits of hemp when she was vegan and studying to be a trainer.
She said she hoped now hemp food products were legal more studies would be done on its benefits.