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Posted By: HempToday™ April 13, 2019

Spanish authorities issue misguided directive on hemp extracts

Posted By: HempToday™ April 13, 2019

The Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) has struck a blow against hemp food producers in their ongoing efforts to clear a path for hemp extracts in food across Europe.

AECOSAN this week issued a declaration that says only edibles derived from hemp seeds “have a clear and meaningful history of consumption within the EU.” That way of thinking makes extracts, derived from the hemp plant’s leaves and flowers, a “novel” food under EU rules.

Part of broader struggle

Language in rules affecting CBD, updated Jan. 20 in the EC’s Novel Food Catalogue, could put a crushing burden on European hemp food producers because novel foods undergo a more strict and costly compliance regime than other foods. The rules guide the EU’s Novel Food Catalogue, a listing of foods that were not commonly eaten in the member states before 1997. The Catalogue is essentially a food safety mechanism.

The situation threatens to disrupt the entire – and fast-growing – hemp food business throughout EU Member State markets, Lorenza Romanese, Managing Director of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) warned the European Commission in a March session.

“The Novel Food Catalogue was intended and invented to control new, genetically or synthetically designed food products before market entry – not to hinder products that have been consumed for ages,” EIHA has said.

EIHA’s proof positive

During last month’s meeting with the Commission, EIHA presented specific examples from historical sources in Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Sweden showing that CBD-laden hemp has been consumed on the continent for centuries – even citing a recipe for a hemp dish from the Vatican chef during the Papacy of Pope Martin V in the early 15th century. All to bolster EIHA’s strongly-supported contention that hemp extracts should not be considered novel foods.

The AECOSAN guidance in Spain notes: “With respect to cannabinoids: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG) and others, used as such or to be added, for example, to an oil, regardless of whether its origin is natural or synthetic, as well as extracts and other parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L. (flowers, leaves and stems) are considered novel foods.”

Agency’s warning

Spanish stakeholders have advised that under AECOSAN’s guidance products derived from flowers, oils and extracts – including e-liquids – could be problematic if “controlled parts of the plant, separated without authorization from the AEMPS (Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products)” were involved.

Foreign producers are aware of the situation in Spain and are now “steering clear” of the market, according to the website CBD-Intel.

Cannabis sativa. A manufactorial plant of equal antiquity with flax. The produce of hemp in fibre varies from three to six hundred weight per acre, and forms the best of all cordage and ropes. It is mixed with opium in the preparation of those rich drugs called hashishe in Cairo and Constantinople. Those who were in the constant use of them were called hashishin (herb-eaters); and being often by their stimulative properties excited almost to frenzy and to murder, the word “assassin” is said to have been derived by the crusaders from this source. While the French army was in Egypt, Napoleon I. was obliged to prohibit, under the severest penalties, the sale and use of these pernicious substances.

Definitions for HEMP
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word HEMP.

Princeton’s WordNet (0.00 / 0 votes) Rate this definition:

cannabis, hemp (noun)

any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs

hangman’s rope, hangman’s halter, halter, hemp, hempen necktie (noun)

a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging

Wiktionary (0.00 / 0 votes) Rate this definition:

A tall annual herb, Cannabis sativa, native to Asia.

Various products of this plant, including fibres and the drug cannabis.

Origin: From Old English hænep, from hanapiz, from Scytho-Sarmatian (compare Farsi kanab, Ossetian gän), a compound of Finno-Ugrian *kéne, ‘hemp’, and *piš, ‘to burn; nettle’ (compare Hungarian kender, ‘hemp’, and peszeg, ‘to burn’). See cannabis.

Webster Dictionary (0.00 / 0 votes) Rate this definition:

a plant of the genus Cannabis (C. sativa), the fibrous skin or bark of which is used for making cloth and cordage. The name is also applied to various other plants yielding fiber

the fiber of the skin or rind of the plant, prepared for spinning. The name has also been extended to various fibers resembling the true hemp

Origin: [OE. hemp, AS. henep, hnep; akin to D. hennep, OHG. hanaf, G. hanf, Icel. hampr, Dan. hamp, Sw. hampa, L. cannabis, cannabum, Gr. ka`nnabis, ka`nnabos; cf. Russ. konoplia, Skr. aa; all prob. borrowed from some other language at an early time. Cf. Cannabine, Canvas.]

Freebase (0.00 / 0 votes) Rate this definition:

Hemp is a commonly used term for varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products, which include fiber, oil, and seed. In many countries regulatory limits for concentrations of psychoactive drug compounds in hemp encourage the use of strains of the plant which are bred for low tetrahydrocannabinol content or otherwise have the THC removed. Hemp is refined into products like hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cloth, pulp, and fuel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary (0.00 / 0 votes) Rate this definition:

hemp, n. a plant with a fibrous bark used for cordage, coarse cloth, &c.: the fibrous rind prepared for spinning.—adj. Hemp′en , made of hemp.—ns. Hemp′-nett′le , a coarse bristly annual weed of the labiate family; Hemp′-palm , a palm of China and Japan, the fibre of the leaves of which is much employed for making cordage—hats, cloaks, and other garments are also made from it; Hemp′-seed , Mrs Quickly’s word for homic >Hemp′y , like hemp: roguish: romping.—n. (Scot.) a rogue.—Hempen collar, and caudle (Shak.), the hangman’s noose; Hempen widow, the widow of a man who has been hanged. [A.S. henep, hænep—L. cannabis—Gr. kannabis.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms (0.00 / 0 votes) Rate this definition:

Cannabis sativa. A manufactorial plant of equal antiquity with flax. The produce of hemp in fibre varies from three to six hundred weight per acre, and forms the best of all cordage and ropes. It is mixed with opium in the preparation of those rich drugs called hashishe in Cairo and Constantinople. Those who were in the constant use of them were called hashishin (herb-eaters); and being often by their stimulative properties excited almost to frenzy and to murder, the word “assassin” is said to have been derived by the crusaders from this source. While the French army was in Egypt, Napoleon I. was obliged to prohibit, under the severest penalties, the sale and use of these pernicious substances.

Editors Contribution (0.00 / 0 votes) Rate this definition:

A type of cultivar, plant and seed created and cultivated for a variety of purposes.

Hemp can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed