We’re pleased to be able to share some massive hemp news with you all today – the THC limit for hemp in Europe has now been increased.
The limit for THC in hemp crops has now gone up from 0.2% to 0.3%. This has taken a long time but is a hugely significant step for Europe, including as it does the major European hemp markets – such as the leading Swiss hemp market.
As Hemp Industry Daily reported: “It took more than a year of compromise and discussions to finalize the new Common Agricultural Policy after the European Parliament voted in favor of increasing the THC limit in the fall of 2020.”
This percentage increase of 0.1% may sound small to the layperson, but trust us when we say that it makes a big difference to hemp growers like us. The new limit of 0.3% actually brings Europe into line with the US. The report quoted above went on to explain that: “The new policy, which further aligns the EU’s THC limit with the legal THC threshold for hemp in Canada and the United States, takes effect in 2023. According to the European Industrial Hemp Association, the change allows farmers to receive direct payments for registered hemp varieties that have a maximum level of 0.3% THC – providing more choices in genetics for producers.”
We’ve always seen Swiss quality hemp as a benchmark here at California Grown Hemp – just because we’re organic hemp specialists in the US, it’s doesn’t mean that we don’t look at what our European counterparts growing top quality hemp in Switzerland are up to as well.
Hemp Fighting Malnutrition
This great development comes hot on the heels of some other very pleasing news for the global hemp industry. A recent policy paper called the “Sustainable Cannabis Policy Toolkit” has recommended that hemp should be used to help fight malnutrition and that it should play a major part in helping with climate change.
The policy paper comes from Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli, a leading independent cannabis researcher. It has been presented as part of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
A report from Hemp News explained how the policy paper recommended that: “Humanitarian aid policies and programs should rely on locally made hemp seed products in the fight against malnutrition, and cannabis farming should be promoted as a potentially significant contributor in the fight against climate change.”
To have such a strong recommendation coming from a leading figure in the field is sure to make a substantial impact, not only on policy makers and natural hemp growers like us, but on everyday people who are still getting used to the idea of hemp and cannabis as something other than an illegal drug with negative connotations.
It’s so refreshing to see such enlightened thinking coming through now, in Europe, the US and across the globe. Every advance we read about encourages us to further perfect our own natural, Swiss quality hemp.
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