420 with CNW — Will Europe Increase Its THC Limit to 0.3%?

November 9, 2020 15:25:04

In late October, the European Parliament voted to raise the THC limit for industrial hemp from 0.2% to 0.3%. Back in 1984, the standard for a European THC limit in industrial hemp was set at 0.5%. That limit was reduced to 0.3% in the 1970s and reduced even further to 0.2% in 1999. The original goal of the 0.2% limit was to prevent high-THC marijuana from being grown in low-THC industrial hemp fields.

However, in the 20 years since the limit was set, hemp farmers in Europe have been pushing for it to be raised, arguing that the limit reduces the number of strains they can use. Amendment 8 & 93, which raises the limit state, “As regards the areas used for the production of hemp, in order to preserve public health and to ensure the coherence with other bodies of legislation…


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