Hemp Progress in Germany and France

As hemp growers in the USA, we know how important it is to keep an eye on the European hemp scene. Most of all, Switzerland is a constant source of inspiration for us, with Swiss quality hemp representing an industry benchmark. Neighboring Germany and France always have a major impact on the scene too, being two of the powerhouses of Europe. In terms of GDP, Germany and France topped the EU tables this year, so it’s great to see hemp making progress in these nations.

Hemp Today recently reported that: “Germany’s Cannabis Business Industry Association (BvCW) has cheered the incoming governing coalition’s plans to establish a licensing program for marijuana dispensaries, but reminded the parties that critical reforms are also needed to allow the industrial hemp sectors to grow.”

The report went on to explain that: “Indications are that the government intends to ‘introduce the controlled sale of cannabis as luxury goods in licensed shops’ and bring other reforms to support the adult-use marijuana sector, BvCW said. But ‘the necessary reforms in the field of medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp must not be forgotten,’ the Association urged.”

This sort of responsible attitude to moving the hemp industry and related legislation forward is very welcome. We know from recent developments in the USA how difficult it can be to find a path that works for a nation, so the more moderation and maturity that can be brought to the process the better it will be for all concerned.

Meanwhile in France, there is more good news. Hemp Today stated that: “Two defendants whose cases eventually led to clarification of CBD’s legality in Europe have officially been cleared by a French court.”

The story all began back in 2014 when Sébastien Béguerie and Antonin Cohen were prosecuted for marketing a CBD e-cigarette in France. After they appealed the charges before the Aix-en-Provence Court of Appeals, the case was referred to the EU’s Court of Justice. In 2019, the court ruled that CBD is not a narcotic and may be freely traded among EU member states. Finally, earlier this month, the Aix-en-Provence appeals court officially quashed the charges against the men.

This is a somewhat long-winded story, but it is hugely significant for the hemp industry. The ruling that CBD is not a narcotic will help CBD businesses in France, Switzerland, Germany and all over Europe to flourish. It will also help people who are unfamiliar with the distinction between THC and CBD to grasp the fundamental differences, and create a general public more receptive to CBD products.

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