EUROPEAN CANNABIS ENTREPRENEURS HELD BACK BY OUT-OF-DATE CANNABIS LEGISLATION

EUROPEAN CANNABIS ENTREPRENEURS HELD BACK BY OUT-OF-DATE CANNABIS LEGISLATION

Europe is often referred to as the ‘old continent’ for good reason. In many states governmental institutions date back centuries. It can take years for new approaches and concepts to become ingrained in society and even longer for rules and regulations to catch up with the modern world. The emerging cannabis industry in particular is struggling against past dogma. In European countries, the hemp industry somehow managed to survive despite the global ‘War on Drugs’ and the demonisation of cannabis sativa that came with it. However, this misguided war took its toll on production, especially for companies looking to focus on the health-related uses of cannabinoids and terpenes. And even more so on hemp farmers looking to eek out a living growing this versatile crop. In France, famous for having some of the most draconian policies in Europe where cannabis is concerned (despite being one of Europe’s highest consumers of the drug), two major factors are seriously holding back this burgeoning industry. First of all, France is part of the European Union, not a bad thing in itself, but it means they are held to European legislation regarding farming. All farmers within European states are restricted to a catalogue of…

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