💡 We are actively involved to develop a progressive #regulatory regime for #hemp#processing in #Latvia. 🌱 In line with Court of Justice of the European Union judgment in the Kanavape case, together with NGO Latvian Hemp Union we developed a suggestion for legislative amendments clarifying the status of hemp processing and its extracts in context of narcotic and controlled substances circulation.
The aim is twofold: ✔️ define thresholds and clear substance definitions for products which are exempt from controlled substance rules ✔️ apply the controlled substance circulation rules for industrial purposes to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (#THC or dronabinol) to allow non pharma regime operators to handle THC in their production chain.
🌿 In the long run we surely need a separate hemp law as regulating an agricultural commodity is not in scope of narcotics and controlled substances legislation.
🤝 This Thursday we will be having a meeting with representatives from The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia and the Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Latvia and hopefully have constructive outcomes!