An increased THC allowance for hemp in the European Union could be in effect by 2023, the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) indicated in a newsletter this week. The European Parliament last October voted in favor of increasing the authorized THC level for industrial hemp “on the field” from 0.2% to 0.3%, a critical step in the process of re-establishing that level of THC for European hemp. The regulatory proposal was included in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform adopted by the Parliament at the time. The change will only be official once tripartite CAP negotiations among the European Council, the European Commission and the Parliament are concluded. “This means that, by spring, the increase of THC levels could be official, allowing adequate time for the new policy to enter into force by Jan 2023,” according to EIHA.