The Most Ludicrous Item Of the Week! High - On Doggie Biscuits.
Snack ... Ian Rochfort and stepdaughter Stephanie offer
Mali a Hemp Hound Hors d'oeuvre.
PAMPERED pooches will soon be salivating for a new doggie treat: an upmarket biscuit made from cannabis seed.Tasmanian entrepreneur Ian Rochfort, who has been granted the first licence to use cannabis seed in a food product, will market the Scooby snacks nationally and for export as Hemp Hound Hors d'oeuvres.
But dog owners should not expect their pets to develop a fondness for Bob Dylan. The licence issued to Mr Rochfort includes a strict testing regime to ensure the biscuits contain no more than 50mg per kilogram of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC).
"So basically, there is no chance your dog will be hallucinating rainbow cats," Mr Rochfort said. The product must also carry "not for human consumption" warnings on the label.
Tasmanian Health Minister David Llewellyn granted the licence after advice from the state's chief pharmacist, John Galloway, that the product posed no risk to public health. "If a human rather than a dog chooses to consume a biscuit then there would be negligible psychoactive effect," Mr Galloway said.
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