Italy adds hemp flower for ‘extraction uses’ to official agriculture products list

Italy’s Agriculture Ministry has added hemp flower for “extraction uses” on an official list of agricultural products for medicinal purposes.

The  new change signals the possibility of increased market opportunities in Italy for growing hemp for cannabinoid extraction, despite uncertainty about how the plant is treated elsewhere in Europe.

The listing came in a decree approved by Agriculture Minister Teresa Bellanova and published in the official gazette in August. Hemp flower – “canapa infiorescenza” – was listed under “medicinal plants” in a table of agricultural products.



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