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EU Parliament Increased THC Limit For Hemp

EU Hemp THC Limit Increase

Finally, EU Parliament Increased THC Limit For Hemp. The new limit, which was previously 0.2%, is now up to 0.3% total THC. This is huge for anyone trying to ship compliant hemp products from the U.S. to the EU. We can now ship most of what is compliant here to our European business partners.


This does not mean that all products in the United States are compliant in the EU. In the United States, we calculate THC by looking at Delta 9 THC, the psycho component in cannabis. The EU law looks for any and all THC. Meaning that some products are still not allowed. Make sure you consult an expert in the field, before shipping to Europe. You do not want to end up breaking the law by accident.

If you are interested in reading more about this, check out these insightful articles:


Hemp Industry Daily

Analytical Cannabis

Hemp Today has wrote on the history of European THC History, please use this link or see below:

European THC history

Europe specific THC limit values for industrial hemp were first set at 0.5% in 1984. The limit was later cut to 0.3% based on a standard set out in the 1970s by the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT), and based on the work of American plant scientists Ernest Small and Arthur Cronquist. Their work for the IAPT set 0.3 % THC (dry weight) as the line between cannabis sativa (“hemp”) and cannabis indica (“marijuana”).

The European Union in 1999 further tightened the allowable amount of THC for hemp to 0.2% in a misguided effort aimed at preventing marijuana grows in industrial hemp fields…

Again, the link is here for the full article.


Fide Freight has perfected its process of shipping compliant hemp products to the European Union and Switzerland. Due to our vast knowledge and strong relationships in the industry, and now that the EU Parliament Increased THC Limit For Hemp, we can now offer seamless air transportation to your customers, anywhere. Feel free to call us today and ask questions about our services. We are here to open the doors to any potential business you may have.


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