WE WON!! Plants exempt from new ban!
WE WON!! Plants exempt from new ban!

WE WON!! Plants exempt from new ban!

Ray's Rave!

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:24 -- Ray

The psychoactive substances import bill was passed by the Federal government on Monday after accepting the amendment that the Happy Herb Company lobbied for, which is to exclude all plant material and plant extracts from the ban. 

This is a big win for herbalists, ethnobotanical collectors, ethnic Australians and plant enthusiasts  who otherwise would have been prohibited from importing a range of awesome herbs such as Kanna, Guayusa, Sinicuichi, Indian Warrior, Blue Lily and many more. It's the third time in 4 years HHC has managed to have an impact on state and federal legislation to protect plants and the people that use them

This time around we made a lengthy submission and presented a witness to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, making the basic point that "of the estimated 4 million species of plants on Earth, there exist countless non-addictive herbs that are considered beneficial to human health.

Of these, vast numbers exhibit mild psychoactivity along with negligible or non-existent adverse health effects. However a great deal of these substances have not yet been listed by existing Therapeutic Goods Administration or Food Standards ANZ Act regulations; thus they would be illegal to import under the new law. Undertaking the studies necessary to add to the list of TGA regulated botanicals would be prohibitively expensive for virtually anyone outside of large pharmaceutical corporations." 

And the politicians agreed!


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Submitted by Glenn (not verified) on

Good stuff. Access to these ethnobotanicals has made a huge difference in my life. Keep up the good work!

Submitted by Ieesha (not verified) on

Thankyou for all your hard work, lobbying on our behalf. You're amazing

Submitted by Cam (not verified) on

Makes me so happy to know someone is standing up for our freedom. So proud of you guys :) Will continue supporting my local Happy Herbs as your products and sound advice have helped turn me away from a life of synthetic / illegal drugs. Keep it up guys!

Submitted by Amelia on

Cam, thank you so much for your comment! The appreciation, information, benefits, culture, use, and availability of all natural herbs is our primary mission at the Happy Herb Company, and it is great to hear from a member of the public who shares our passion!
Which Happy Herb Shop is your local? I'd love to let them know that they have helped another happy customer! Thanks again :-)


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