For hemp users in Europe, the future is amazing. Europe is one of the regions in the world where hemp is treated differently. There are unique views on the use of marijuana, CBD and hemp in Europe which are different from everywhere else in the world. Even if we consider the way hemp is used in Europe alone, the difference is insane. In fact, there’s a booming hemp market in Europe, one that might not be surpassed by any other anytime soon.
One of the challenges facing hemp or CBD products is the fact that they are often misunderstood. A lot of people treat them with contempt, and the illegal status in different jurisdictions doesn’t help either. Take France, for example, where most of the industrial hemp in Europe is harvested. It’s very difficult to produce CBD or commercialize it.
However, things are looking up for hemp given that there’s a good public perception at the moment. A lot of countries have been revising their laws against hemp, and as more countries legalize it, it’s becoming widely accepted. Besides, there’s a lot of outcry against the demonization of hemp, and this public outcry seems to be paying off finally.
According to the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction, it’s legal to cultivate and supply cannabis plants for hemp fiber, only if they contain low THC levels. Because of this law, most European countries allow residents to grow hemp. France is the leading hemp grower, followed by Estonia.
The hemp industry is still in the infancy stage, and as a result, there’s not much clarity in the legislature or the procedure that should be followed. Therefore, there exists a legal vacuum in most cases when it comes to CBD. European legislation has no control over CBD, and for this reason, all the member countries have unique laws about the growth, production sale and the import of CBD products or anything that contains THC.
Innovative Approaches from Hemp Companies in Europe
Through the European Industrial Hemp Association, the central hemp advocacy organization in Europe, interested parties have been advocating for proper development in the hemp industry, in an effort to take advantage of an industry that has a lot of promise but is yet to realize its true potential.
There’s a lot of innovation from brands that deal with hemp. Most of these brands have pulled some genius techniques to sell CBD, including producing vapes, vape pens, and vape juices. The idea here is to make sure that the products that are produced are of a high quality, and given their interaction with the governments, the brands try to encourage governments to make sure that the products that are sold in Europe are safe for consumption.
This comes at a time when research into the use of CBD is getting a lot of attention, especially when you consider the fact that it’s a healthier alternative to most of the prescription drugs that people use at the moment.