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CBD Gummies – What, Why and Where to buy in Australia
CBD products are quickly gaining popularity among Australian medical patients. CBD is known to have an assortment of therapeutic benefits and relieve an array of medical conditions. Although most popular in oil form, edibles like gummies provide an alternative method of consuming CBD.
In this article, we will outline some background on CBD gummies, how they are made and how you can access them in Australia.
What is CBD
CBD (aka Cannabidiol) is one of the many chemical compounds called cannabinoids found in cannabis. Unlike THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the main psychoactive component of cannabis, CBD does not make you high.
We have no doubt you have already heard of the many health benefits of CBD. From relieving symptoms like pain, inflammation, seizures & epilepsy, to helping with PTSD, depression, anxiety and more.
CBD oils are currently the most common CBD product in the Australian market. The oil is created by isolating and extracting the CBD from a high CBD strain, and then further processed by diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.
Please check out our complete guide to CBD oil in Australia for a more in-depth article on CBD oils.
CBD gummies are precisely what they sound like – a CBD edible in a gummy candy form.
CBD gummies are generally more accessible and discrete delivery method compared to other forms of CBD. Smoking cannabis flower or using dry herb vaporizers are still somewhat controversial and sometimes known to have negative health impacts. Some patients may also dislike the taste of CBD oil or are unable to swallow capsules.
This is where CBD gummies shine – they are discrete enough to consume in public and are easily chewed and swallowed, just like a regular gummy.
How CBD gummies work
Once the CBD gummy is consumed, it is absorbed by our gastrointestinal system and works its way to our liver and through to our circulatory system. The CBD is then released and interacts with tiny receptors within our endocannabinoid system (ECS) – altering our mood and bodily functions.
As our digestive system works at a relatively slow pace, it usually takes around 30 – 60 minutes for the effects to kick in. However, edibles are also one of the longer lasting delivery methods, with effects generally lasting longer than when inhaling or taken sublingually (tinctures).
Will CBD gummies make you high?
CBD by itself is non-psychoactive and will not give you the high or intoxicating effects associated with marijuana. The main psychoactive compound found in cannabis is THC, which is another cannabinoid found in marijuana plants.
There are three types of CBD products on the market:
CBD isolate – contains only CBD without any other cannabinoids
Broad-spectrum CBD – contains CBD and other cannabinoids, but generally no THC
Full-spectrum CBD – contains all cannabinoids from the cannabis plant, including THC.
In general, CBD isolate and broad-spectrum gummies contains little to no THC, and will not make you high. Refer to the manufacturers labelling to determine whether the product is free of THC.
Health benefits of CBD gummies
CBD has recently gained mainstream popularity due to its alleged therapeutic properties and medical applications. Recent research has demonstrated huge potential into supporting a variety of conditions including:
As a side note, there may be some potential side-effects with using CBD products. We strongly encourage our readers to consult a GP or a specialist clinic prior to administering any CBD products.
How CBD gummies are made
CBD gummies are generally made using the classic gummies recipe – sugar, glucose syrup, flavouring, citric acid, gelatin and food colouring. The secret ingredient, of course, is the added CBD extract.
Extracting CBD from cannabis is a complex process, usually involving using some form of solvent to separate the active compounds from the raw plant. Below are a few different methods of CBD extraction:
Once the CBD is extracted, further processing is done to combine the CBD isolate and gummy formula into the final product.
As with other confectionery products, the ingredients used in CBD gummies may vary. Some offerings may contain additives such as preservatives and artificial ingredients.
Patients with allergies and vegan requirements may be able to find products more suited to their needs. Look for organic products made with real sugar and natural flavourings.
Are CBD gummies legal in Australia?
As of Feb 2021, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has allowed the sale of low dose CBD products over the counter. Unfortunately, companies wanting to supply low dose CBD products will require their product to be listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). This process involves rigorous testing and clinical trials before they can be officially sold by pharmacies. Due to the long approval process and many other factors, we are still yet to see any CBD products available over the counter as of today.
For Australians wanting to CBD gummies, there is currently only one legal pathway.
Similar to other cannabis products, access to CBD products requires TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) approval.
The process usually involves a consultation with a medical practitioner to determine your eligibility based on your medical history and condition. If CBD product is deemed suitable by the doctor, they will apply for approval on your behalf through the TGA.
Once approved, the doctor will provide you with a valid prescription and outline the process to obtain the CBD product depending on your state.
Legalities aside however, many Australians have resorted to buying CBD gummies on the grey market since the medical pathway is not the most straight forward.
How to choose CBD gummy products
Since CBD gummies come in different shapes and forms, it is hard to tell whether you are purchasing the right product. Below are a few points to consider when selecting the right CBD gummy brand.
Organically grown Cannabis
As CBD is extracted from cannabis, the source of the raw plant can have a huge effect on the end product. In our opinion, organically source will contain less toxins, pesticides, and other residuals that may affect the quality of the end product, and will be better for the environment.
As mentioned earlier, organic ingredients would be ideal for patients which may be sensitive to artificial flavouring and colours.
There may also be soy-free, non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan options to suit different dietary requirements.
Most CBD gummy products will specify the amount of CBD per serving (E.g. 10mg CBD per gummy).
To get the best bang for your buck, work out the total serving size and CBD per mg vs the product price – but keeping into consideration the product quality as mentioned above.
Most reputable companies will have their product cannabinoid content lab tested by a third party. This ensures you are actually getting the CBD content that is advertised on the product.
It is best to avoid products which do not stipulate individual cannabinoid content or simply specifies “cannabis extracts” as the ingredients.
Access CBD gummies in Australia
A mentioned earlier in the article, the current only legal pathway is to access CBD products via a medical practitioner. However, many online retailers are offering products under the title of "Hemp oil" and "Hemp gummies" – many of which they claim contain CBD content.
The Grey Market
One such company is Premium Jane, who have built up a reputation in the US as a trusted provider of quality CBD isolate products. Their fully established Australian arm currently offer a range of "fully legal" hemp oil and gummy products. Based on their product lab-sheets from DBLabs, it seems most of them do contain low doses of CBD.
The jury is still out to whether these grey market products are as advertised, as they are not yet approved by the ARTG. It's also important to note that these range of products are purely sold as "Hemp" products and they do not claim to cure any medical conditions.
There are also many online distributors based in the US and Europe who offer international shipping of their CBD gummy products. Word of warning though – this is technically still illegal and we have heard from communities where their packages have been intercepted by Australian customs.
The Legal Path
If you are interested in finding a doctor in Australia with experience in prescribing cannabis products, check out our medicinal cannabis doctors directory to find one in your area.
We also have an in-depth guide on how to access CBD & medical marijuana in Australia if you wish to learn about the patient and doctor approval process.
CBD products and cannabis patients are steadily increasing year on year – with more than 100 different CBD products available in Australia since the start of 2020.
However, there are still limited CBD gummy products available for patients in the current market. The only accessible methods might be through importation with the help of a medical practitioner, or through one of the licensed cannabis suppliers in Australia.
We can only hope as cannabis laws mature in Australia and catch up with the rest of the world, more CBD products will become available for Australian patients.
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OUR CBD GUMMIES AT A GLANCE
Why Cannabinoid Gummies?
Cannabidiol fruit gummies are especially suitable for people who do not like taking CBD oil in the form of drops or capsules. These delicious sweets taste just like normal gummies, and are perfect for getting your daily dose on the go.
What are CBD Gummies
Our delicious CBD gummies are filled with concentrated cannabidiol (CBD) that has been extracted from naturally grown hemp. They offer a simple and convenient way for you to get your daily dose of CBD.
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is the second most abundant phytocannabinoid in hemp and is known to support the body in many different functions. However, unlike THC, CBD is neither intoxicating nor addictive, making it perfectly legal and safe for consumption.
CBD affects our bodies by interacting with the cannabinoid receptors in our endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS receives and transmits signals from cannabinoids, and these signals have an impact on many different physiological and psychological processes – most notably mood, appetite, sleep and pain.
Filled with 10mg-25mg concentrated CBD
A small gummy with a big effect – CBD in delicious gummy bear form.
Easy to take and dose
Our CBD Gummies are especially suitable for people who do not like the taste of CBD oil drops or taking CBD capsules.
Does not taste like hemp
Thanks to our filtering process, our CBD fruit gummies do not have the typical hemp flavour, and instead come with a fruity taste.
Ideal for on the go
The compact packaging of our CBD gummies is the perfect size for any bag, making it easy for you to carry them with you, wherever you go.
When does the effect occur?
The CBD contained in our gummies is mainly absorbed through the stomach’s gastric mucosa. The effect sets in somewhat later than with CBD oils, which are absorbed through the oral mucosa. For gummies, it takes around 1-2 hours for any effects to be noticed. These effects can last for approximately 4-8 hours.
What is the correct dosage of CBD gummies?
Take 1-3 gummies (10mg CBD per gummy) each day. For comparison, one gummy contains as many mg of CBD as 5 drops of 5% CBD oil. It is recommended to start with 1 gummy per day and increase the dosage gradually if necessary.
How do I take CBD gummies correctly?
Find the right dosage
Start with 1 gummy per day and increase the dosage slowly if no effects are felt. One gummy contains 10mg CBD.
Chew for a long time
Chew until the gummy has completely dissolved. This allows the CBD to be completely absorbed through the oral mucosa.
And last but not least: enjoy the fruity taste of our gummy bears!
What do CBD oil gummies cost?
In the table below, you can see the different gummy prices and dosages.
We offer our CBD oil gummies in 2 different strengths (10mg / 25mg CBD) and three different quantities (30/ 60/ 90). While the 10mg fruit gummies are ideal for CBD beginners, the 25mg gummies are more suitable for people who already have some experience with CBD products, want to take a smaller quantity of CBD gummies per day, or want to have the best price-performance per mg CBD.
Due to their increased strength, you simply have to consume fewer 25mg gummies per day.
FAQs – What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of over 100 active ingredients found in cannabis. It is the second most abundant phytocannabinoid in the hemp plant, and is known to support the body in many different functions.
CBD affects our bodies and minds by interacting with cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS receives and transmits signals from cannabinoids, and also produces some cannabinoids of its own, called endocannabinoids. These have an effect on many different physiological and psychological processes in our body – primarily mood, appetite, sleep and pain.
Our CBD gummies are a delicious and colourful way to get your daily dose of CBD. These treats offer the benefits of cannabidiol and the taste of delicious gummy bears all combined in one product.
Our CBD oil gummies are currently only available for purchase on our official website and on selected partner websites.
We do not offer the CBD oil gummies on Amazon, as the sale of hemp products is currently not possible.
CBD oil fruit gummies are especially suitable for people who do not like the taste of CBD oil or taking CBD capsules. These delicious sweets taste just like normal gummies, and are perfect for getting your daily dose on the go. One hemp fruit gum contains 10mg CBD.
In principle, CBD is also suitable for children, as the intoxicating effect of THC is eliminated. Nevertheless, the intake should be discussed with a doctor.
No, CBD gummies do not make the user high, because cannabidiol is 100% non-intoxicating and produces no mind-altering effects.
The “high” feeling associated with cannabis is caused by THC, a compound which is filtered out during our complex purification process.
No, CBD does not produce any intoxicating or addiction-related effects.
|CBD oil||CBD Capsules||CBD Fruit gummies|
|Consumption||Take approx 2-3 drops daily (approx 25mg CBD)||Take 1-2 CBD oil capsules daily||1 – 3 cbd oil gummies per day|
|Time to take effect||15 – 30 Minutes||30 – 60 Minutes||1 – 2 hours|
|Duration of effect||4 – 6 hours||6 – 8 hours||4 – 8 hours|
Too much CBD can cause drowsiness and dizziness. Insomnia and restlessness are also possible side-effects.
CBD dosage varies with each person and depends on a range of factors, including weight, height and reason for use. If you are taking CBD for the first time, we recommend starting with a low dosage. Afterwards, you can adjust the dosage accordingly until the required effects are attained.
Our promise of quality
All of Naturecan’s products are created using industry-leading technology, and undergo rigorous testing practices with third parties in order to ensure product quality, customer safety and supply chain transparency.
Our CBD oil is a broad-spectrum distillate, with non-detectable levels of THC and high bioavailability, making it the safest and purest oil on the market. It is derived exclusively from US-grown hemp plants, which means that we never use isolates or any man-made synthetic material, and only ever use natural, plant-based CBD.
Our oil is a broad-spectrum distillate extracted from hemp. It is produced in Oregon, on the west coast of the USA.
We have a partnership with IAH Oregon, the first licensed hemp grower and researcher in California. IAH Oregon has a proprietary methodology and technology that has been developed over years to ensure a rich blend of multiple phytochemicals (including cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes).
Our oil is not only market-leading in terms of quality – it is also the safest product on the market.
All our raw materials are tested and qualified for use before entering the extraction process, and all our end products then undergo rigorous independent testing to have their safety and potency guaranteed. This process consists of at least six stages, and includes tests for CBD potency, pesticides, heavy metals, microbial contamination and residual solvents.
The certificates of analysis for our products can be found on the respective product pages.
At Naturecan, we use the advanced Centrifugal Partition Chromatography (CPC) filtration process developed by RotaChrom to ensure that our US grown CBD is of the highest purity and therefore quality.
While conventional chromatography techniques, such as High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Flash Chromatography, are useful for filtering smaller product quantities, they are more costly (due to the use of silica) and time-consuming (due to a more complex process) than CPC, and therefore cannot be scaled effectively for medical purposes. In addition, they use larger amounts of solvents, such as butane and ethanol, which can contaminate the extracted CBD distillate.
CPC therefore offers an effective and efficient solution for the production of broad-spectrum CBD oil with high bioavailability and non-detectable THC levels. It is also a greener and more sustainable chromatography solution that minimises environmental impact.
With Naturecan’s CBD products, you can be 100% confident in the high purity of the CBD oil and 100% sure that the oil has been grown and produced in the USA, the most technologically advanced cannabinoid-originating country in the world.
Certificates of Analysis for our CBD Naturecan products can be found under each product.
As an example, you can find the certificate of analysis for our 10% 10ml CBD oil here.
It shows that our oil has been tested by the independent laboratory Contract Testing Laboratories of America (CTLA) and gives the following results: No microorganisms, No heavy metals 1.005mg CBD, as well as 1.85mg CBDV and 6.087mg CBG.
Below 0.05% THC: method detection limit (MDL) for THC: 0.507mg (0.0507%) – Non-detectable (ND).
Full-spectrum CBD products contain a mixture of naturally-occurring plant extracts (such as terpenes and other cannabinoids) and up to 0.3% THC or more. While broad-spectrum CBD products also contain many plant compounds, they are either completely free from THC, or contain negligible (trace) amounts of it, i.e. less than 0.3%.
Guide to Buying CBD in Australasia For 2021
CBD is legal in both Australia and New Zealand, but illegal in other parts of the region.
Finding CBD products can be challenging for Australians & New Zealanders — here are three top brands that ship nearby.
Australia is expected to become one of the leading cannabis growers, and New Zealand is on the verge of full cannabis legalization.
Unfortunately, CBD is still controlled as a prescription-only substance.
Don’t worry — new laws are expected to be enacted soon.
This article will introduce you to the current laws on CBD and the upcoming changes in Australia and New Zealand. We’ll also share a list of companies that ship to New Zealand and Australia and tips on how to use a mail forwarding service and get your CBD delivered at your doorstep.
Table of Contents
- The Differences Between Hemp and Marijuana in Australasia
- 1. Marijuana
- 2. Hemp
CBD Laws in Australasian Countries
CBD Laws & Buyer’s Guides | Select Your Country
Medical Use Only
Medical Use Only
Papua New Guinea
Summary: Buying CBD in Australasia
- CBD products are hard to find in Australasia — you’ll need a medical license
- Most people in Australia and New Zealand order CBD oils from Premium Jane Australia and have it shipped to their home (free shipping offered on most orders)
- CBD is legal only for medical use
- Australian health authorities permit CBD if the content of other cannabinoids (including THC) doesn’t exceed 2%
- In New Zealand, CBD is legal if the content of THC and other psychoactive substances doesn’t exceed 2%
- In Australia, CBD falls under the medical cannabis program
- Importing CBD is prohibited in Australia
- New Zealand allows the import of CBD with a medical prescription
- Cannabis in Papua New Guinea is illegal
- CBD laws in Australasia are shifting towards friendlier regulations
CBD Companies That Ship to Australia & New Zealand
A Brief History of Cannabis Laws in Australasia
Although Australia and New Zealand were both British colonies, they have a different cannabis history.
Unlike Australia and New Zealand, Papua New Guinea doesn’t have a remarkable history of cannabis use. Cannabis was introduced to Papua New Guinea in the late 60s by Australian and American expatriates.
Cannabis was first introduced to Australia in 1788 when the British First Fleet brought hemp seeds to initiate hemp cultivation. The British naval power needed hemp primarily for cordage and sails.
For more than 150 years, the Australian government encouraged farmers to cultivate hemp with subsidies and land. British colonizers also introduced the medicinal use of cannabis in Australia in the 19th century. Australians used cannabis for both recreational and medicinal purposes.
In the 1920s, marijuana use increased throughout the West. Soon, the 1930s became the years of anti-marijuana propaganda led by the US government.
The aggressive reefer-madness campaign progressed with the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which restricted cannabis sales with high taxes.
As a cannabis plant, hemp also fell under the act. Influenced by American politics and regulations, the Australian government banned cannabis (some states banned the import of cannabis even before the US did).
In New Zealand, hemp wasn’t a popular crop, as another plant was widely used for its fiber quality — harakeke. Known as the New Zealand flax, harakeke replaced hemp. However, hemp in New Zealand was used as a remedy and an insect repellent plant.
In 1941, the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research planted hemp as a trial crop for fiber. A few years later, New Zealand’s Ministry of Agriculture planted four hectares of hemp. In 1948, cannabis’ psychoactive properties were discovered, and the government stopped all trials.
In Australia, cannabis cultivation became legal for medical and scientific purposes in 2016. New Zealand legalized government-licensed hemp cultivation in 2006 after the hemp lobby advocated for its legalization for more than a decade. As of December 2018, terminally ill patients can have access to medicinal cannabis.
The Differences Between Hemp and Marijuana in Australasia
Marijuana is any cannabis plant that contains more than 0.35% THC — the main cannabinoid known for its psychoactive effects related to the recreational use of the plant.
Unlike marijuana, hemp plants don’t contain high amounts of THC. In New Zealand, hemp includes varieties of Cannabis sativa that have a THC content below 0.35%.
Some Australian states have a higher threshold for THC content, varying from 0.35% to 1%.
Is CBD Legal in Australasia?
CBD in Australasia is restricted. While the cannabinoid is available only via prescription in both countries, the regulations around its use and import are slightly different.
Verdict: Legal for Medical Use
In Australia, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates CBD as a controlled substance under poison and drug laws. The cannabinoid falls under the medical cannabis program.
CBD can be obtained via an authorized prescriber or the Special Access Scheme (SAS). In some cases, patients can acquire CBD through clinical trials.
In Australia, CBD is legal as long as the content of other cannabinoids (including THC) in the CBD product doesn’t exceed 2%.
2. New Zealand
Verdict: Legal for Medical Use
In New Zealand, CBD is classified as a prescription medicine under the Medicines Act 1981. Access to CBD is possible only by prescription from an authorized prescriber. Patients are allowed to import CBD, but the product must fall within legal THC limits.
Under New Zealand’s law, the content of tetrahydrocannabinol and other psychoactive substances mustn’t exceed 2%. The Ministry of Health notes that medicinal cannabis products like Sativex are not considered CBD products.
3. Papua New Guinea
Cannabis — called spak brus among the indigenous people — in Papua New Guinea is illegal and any possession related to it is punishable.
How to Buy CBD Products in Australasia
CBD is available in Australia & New Zealand through a special access scheme (medical cannabis program), but illegal in Papua New Guinea.
The market here is very new, and licensed pharmacies have limited product choices.
In fact, it’s very difficult to find CBD products here. There are very few companies operating locally due to steep restrictions by local government. The vast majority of CBD brands are located in the United States and Europe — and only a small fraction will ship overseas to Australia in fear of having their orders confiscated at the border.
We’ve found the best options for people living in Australia and New Zealand is Endoca, followed by Hemp Bombs or BlueBird Botanicals. All three companies will ship to Australia (some free of charge). We haven’t been able to find any reports of CBD products being stopped at the border and Endoca claims to have had no problems shipping to the region (hence the free shipping offer).
Health authorities and other regulatory bodies are under constant pressure to ease access to CBD. New Zealand’s government announced a nationwide referendum for cannabis legalization in 2020.
In September 2019, the Australian Capital Territory legalized the recreational use of cannabis. The progressive changes point out that laws around CBD will become even friendlier on CBD companies hoping to operate in the region.
If you live in New Zealand, you can import CBD (up to 3 months supply), with or without a prescription from an authorized prescriber. In Australia, importing CBD is prohibited, unless the product has valid import permission.
Unlike Australia, New Zealand doesn’t require an import license for CBD products. Importing CBD that doesn’t fall under New Zealand’s CBD product definition is illegal.
Keep yourself informed on the current changes in local regulations. Once governments enact friendlier CBD laws, you’ll be able to buy CBD products online from countries with highly developed CBD markets.
Pros & Cons of Buying CBD Online in Australasia
- You can choose from thousands of different CBD products
- Online stores are cheaper
- You’ll get your CBD delivered to your door
- You can compare products and read customer reviews
- Your CBD product can be seized
- You might need to pay for a mail forwarding service
If you want to buy CBD from an online store, you might need to use a mail forwarding service. Some companies don’t ship CBD to your country, and your mail will have to be forwarded to arrive at your address.
How Mail Forwarding Works
You can use a mail forwarding service when you want to purchase CBD from a store that won’t ship to your country.
For example, if you want to buy CBD from the US or Europe, but the company doesn’t ship to where you live, you can register at Shipito.
The mail forwarding company provides you with a local address you will use to place your CBD order.
When the product arrives to the mail forwarding service, staff will change the stamps and forward the package to your home address.
Mail forwarding companies offer concierge services, which means that you can provide them with product details, and they’ll shop for you.
Fees and costs vary from one mail forwarding company to another. As we’ve already mentioned Shipito, here are its mail forwarding rates:
Tier of Service Sign Up Fee Annual Fee Average Shipping Fee Free Membership (If you only need the service every once in a while) $3 USD $0 $30 USD Premium Membership (If you order CBD often and want protection on your packages) $2 USD $60 $30 USD
Their concierge service costs are as follows:
$8.50 fee + 4.3% processing + 8% commission.
NOTE: Although the Australian Capital Territory legalized recreational cannabis, laws around CBD haven’t changed yet.
A mail forwarding service can help you get your CBD to your door, but the product can still end up seized at customs, and you’d put yourself in trouble.
If you live in New Zealand and want to buy medical CBD, read the product’s content before you order it to make sure it’s legal for import.
The Future of CBD in Australasia
Australasia has traditionally been very unaccepting of CBD, but things are changing.
The Australasian authorities are aware that they need to reshape their regulations in order to follow the international scientific and economic cannabis development.
Australia is easing its laws — the legalization of recreational cannabis in the Australian Capital Territory is the basis for new CBD laws. New Zealand will likely change its restrictive laws after the cannabis legalization referendum in 2020.
According to Emerald Plants Health Source, Australia will become the “envy of the global market and the gateway to Asia,” thanks to its highly developed agricultural and crop safety management systems.
Many parts of Australia have a suitable climate and plenty of available land for cannabis cultivation. The long history of cannabis use would only contribute to a well-developed cannabis and CBD market.
Considering everything, it’s likely that CBD in Australia and New Zealand will soon fall under friendlier regulations.
Final Thoughts: Buying CBD in Australasia
You can buy CBD if you live in New Zealand or Australia only with a prescription from an authorized prescriber, or by registering under the cannabis medical system.
In Papua New Guinea, there is no legal option to buy CBD — the country prohibits any cannabis possession and use, meaning you would be breaking the law if you try to import a CBD product.
If you live in New Zealand and want to buy CBD from a foreign country, you can use a mail forwarding service to get the product shipped at your address. When you make your order, make sure your product contains at least 98% CBD. Your best option is to shop for CBD isolate products (THC-free).
Australian authorities currently prohibit CBD import.
Laws are changing quickly in the Australasian region, meaning you’ll soon be able to buy CBD products online from foreign countries and, hopefully, from local stores.