This year, Fernandez Daniel expects a hemp resurgence in Spain after unveiling a new Spanish sector association.
The Galicia native wants federal authorities to be educated on hemp’s financial ramifications to motivate Spain to use the crop’s potential for hemp project mergers with Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Portugal.
In November 2020, Daniel unveiled the Spanish Hemp Association during an online event attended by nearly 70 individuals. He’s currently focused on setting up its membership base.
Fernandez said that due to the public organization’s inadequate proactiveness and understanding, a clear voice highlighting the crop’s opportunities and incongruities is necessary.
The current Spanish legalization permits industrial hemp cultivation for fiber and grain using seeds authorized for cultivation by the European Union.
The Spanish Department of Fisheries, Food, and Agriculture asserts that the regulation inhibits hemp cultivation to seed and fiber cultivation. Based on an email from the department, cannabidiol CBD extraction is only allowed from hemp seeds.
The department also submitted a draft notice to the country’s regional governments to underscore the limitation of CBD( cannabinoid) and provide guidelines. Fernandez said that the notice had caused confusion.
He said that he’s informing the ministry to review the present law to comprehend and examine the hemp’s national strategy.
Late last year, the European Union’s Justice Court concluded that CBD could be traded freely within member states of the union.
Towards the end of 2020, a United Nations (UN) committee voted narrowly to categorize marijuana and marijuana resin as less perilous drug substances. The EU’s executive department said CBD should be classified as food rather than a narcotic.
Despite these massive changes, the Spanish government remains adamant on its CBD stance.
The ministry explained in the email that CBD recreational consumption in Spain contradicts the international substance control accords and application state laws on the matter.