EIHA16, hemp, so what about the regulatory framework?

At the EIHA6 much was spoken about the difference between the regulatory framework in the EU compared with Canada, the USA and other countries. The EU is lacking behind!

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EIHA16, Hempflax celebrates its 25th anniversary and investors boosting the industry

Europe’s oldest hemp company HempFlax, looked back at 25 years of innovation and announced it will go public the end of this year. And more is happening in the hemp market these days.
Aurora recently bought Lithuanian company AgroPro, Europe’s biggest producer, processor, and supplier of hemp and hemp products and its sister company Borela.
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EIHA16, hemp, It’s a fine line between legal and illegal trade.

For now, the CBD market is “a global Wild West, a Goldrush, you name it”, in the words of Valentina Vaguengueim of the Canadian consultancy firm Cannabis Compliance Inc. This means opportunities for companies and farmers, but also risks. What if you want to cross boundaries with your products?

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EIHA16, hemp and novel food

The Novel Food classification of concentrated CBD that the EU published in January 2019 has only added to the confusion and uncertainty. The EIHA is actively lobbying to get the Novel Food classification off the table or at least keep CBD products on the shelves during the registration process. Earlier this year, the EIHA published extensive evidence contradicting the EU’s claim that hemp foods and hemp extracts -including CBD- were not available in Europe before 1997.

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EIHA16, hemp, Innovation Award 2019

For the second time, the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year” has been granted to the young, innovative hemp industry for finding suitable applications and markets for industrial hemp-based products.
With BioLite, Trifilon offers a green alternative to plastics. BioLite is a polypropylene reinforced with 30% hemp fibers. Hemp is one of the strongest natural fibers in the world, which makes BioLite products strong, light and durable. The use of hemp fibers in BioLite optimizes the material properties for many applications – the high-quality trolley case is just one example. This technology gives manufacturers the opportunity to make sensible use of renewable raw materials, and an excellent one is hemp. The new material is suitable for lightweight automotive construction and consumer goods. http://www.trifilon.com

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EIHA16, A man with a vision, Ben Dronkers

Ben Dronkers, a pioneer, a visionary founder of HempFlax and cofounder of the EIHA, was also present at the EIHA16 convention.
What worries Dronkers is that the activists and the people who have worked with cannabis for decades prior to legalization are being left or even pushed out of the legal industry. Dronkers: “I really believe that cannabis is a medicine, it’s a beautiful plant, it’s food, it should grow in every garden. You should be able to grow your own medicine. If you have a plant in your garden, the stock market and the big companies can do what they want. I still believe in the soul, in the spirit of cannabis and that it should be for everybody. It should be totally legal.”
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Newsbyte: Prosecutor wants 3 years jail for Belgium’s oldest cannabis social club Trekt Uw Plant

Belgium’s oldest cannabis social club “Trekt Uw Plant” is on trial for the third time. The club was founded in 2006 by the late Joep Oomen, one of Europe’s best-known cannabis activists.

21 members now face jail sentences up to three years and huge fines
While hundreds of cannabis social clubs flourish in Spain.
Belgium seems to want to destroy this pioneering, non-commercial .club. Chairwoman Els Vermeesch is optimistic about the outcome

The club has been fully acquitted twice before. The verdict is expected towards the end of June 2019.

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So what about Hemp and CBD in China?

In China, just about 2.800 B.C, the first rope in the world was twisted out of hemp fibres and at the same time, the first paper was created out of hemp. There are indications that in the 28th century B.C. in China, clothes were also made out of hemp fibres. The oldest, preserved textile is dated back to approx. 1000 B.C. In the 17th century at the pinnacle of sailing, hemp experienced its heyday in Europe. Into the 18th century hemp fibres together with flax, nettle und wool were the central raw materials of the European textile industry. For paper production, pulp was produced out of rags.
The decline of the hemp industry began in the 18th century and continued until the end of the 20th century. Hemp became nearly insignificant. The cotton spinning industrialization commenced a victorious, worldwide conquest for cotton textiles.

So what is happening with hemp nowadays in China?

We talked with YanHua Huang, director Bioneovation about the enormous boost of hemp products, containing no more than 0.3% THC, in all its forms. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the non-psychotropic cannabinoids in industrial hemp. Since 2 years it is fully allowed in China. Cannabidiol not only has a plethora of beneficial health effects, but it also has no relevant side-effects, even when it is administered at high doses. CBD is increasingly used as a food supplement and in food supplement compositions, and ingredient in cosmetics.

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