Article: Science-Based THC Limits ‘Urgently Needed’ For EU To Compete In Global CBD Market

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HBW publish via Informa   “We urgently need the adoption of an EU wide regulation on sound scientific THC limits in food,” insisted EIHA president and Hempro International CEO Daniel Kruse at the association’s 18th annual conference, “Hemp for Europe: Emerging opportunities for the Green Recovery.” “There has never been a recorded human or animal health issue with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC),” claimed European Industrial Hemp Association president Daniel Kruse, referring to the experience of 23 years of commercial hemp production in Canada. “All kinds of substances have a lethal dose, measured by the median lethal dose (LD50) level,” continued Kruse, who is also CEO of Hempro International. “Even water, sugar, vitamin C and solanine, which means that potatoes can get you killed.” The permitted maximum levels for THC in hemp foods – including cannabidiol (CBD) food supplements – in the European Union “are unnecessarily low and not supported by scientific evidence,” Kruse insisted, speaking at the 18th Annual EIHA conference, “Hemp for Europe: Emerging opportunities for the Green Recovery.” How toxic is THC? According to the World Health Organization, the toxicity of THC is “very low” compared to most other recreational and pharmaceutical drugs. Following oral administration, the median lethal dose (LD50) of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol was 800 mg/kg in rats, up to 3000 mg/kg in dogs and up to 9000 mg/kg in monkeys, reported a WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence Pre-Review in 2018. “It has been calculated that a lethal dose in a 70 kg human would be approximately 4 g and that such a dose could not be realistically achieved in a human following oral consumption, smoking or vaporizing the substance, as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol has a large margin of safety,” it continued. “The absence of mortality with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol may reflect the low density of cannabinoid CB1 receptors in brainstem regions that control…

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