A growing number of producers are entering the CBD business in China where – as in most other hemp-growing nations – the sector grapples with the thorny issue of THC limits in hemp-based health products. Wang Yu Fu of the Institute of Bast Fiber Crops at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, will give an update on CBD and other hemp sectors in China at this year’s European Industrial Hemp Association’s annual conference in Cologne June 12-13.
According to Wang, more than 20 Chinese companies are already in the CBD sector or are moving in that direction. He is recommending that Chinese authorities relax THC restrictions particularly for medicinal hemp. Hemp research, farming and production are expanding rapidly in China, where about 50,000 hectares went under the crop in 2017.
More than 350 delegates are expected
More than 350 attendees from 40+ countries are expected to attend this year’s event at Cologne’s Maternushaus hotel.
Wang also will talk about challenges in China regarding seeds, technology and multi-cropping, and offer his views on sustainable development of the industry. His presentatiion is part of a Day 1 session that will survey hemp in different countries. Also presenting country reports will be Tony Budden, Hemporium (South Africa), who’ll talk about the South African and Malawi hemp markets, and Rick Trojan, Hemp Road Trip (USA), who’ll give an update on the United States.
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The Special Edition’s cover story will take an in-depth look at the issue of THC limits for Europe’s hemp food and health sectors. Other topics to be explored include farming and processing technology, country and region reports on North America, Asia and Europe and profiles of leading hemp firms from around the globe.