The Growing Industry of German CBD
Recently, the medical community in Germany embraced a policy of encouraging people to try cannabis, which has been called “CBD hemp”. Hemp, also known as cannabis, is often called “pot”, “grass”, or “potency plant” by growers. Medical marijuana is illegal in Germany, but the CBD hemp policy is still in the development stages. Some have called for complete legalization. The only way to know what the German government will ultimately do is to continue to monitor and evaluate hemp industry activities.
When hemp production began in the United States and Canada, many farmers were thrilled at the prospects. They saw potential in the use of hemp in everything from clothing and textiles to fuel additives. Currently, however, Germany is the world leader in hemp cultivation. The potential for profit is great. In the U.S., farmers would make about $3 million annually with just one acre of production, but in Germany, farmers can earn nearly five hundred million dollars on just one acre of production.
To be able to harvest and process hemp, Germany has to be one of the most efficient growing facilities in the world. A recent study ranked Germany at the top twenty in terms of growing efficiency. That is not surprising. After all, if you want to grow something that is so useful, that you can use it anywhere in the world, you want to grow it close to you, near your water sources, close to industry, and close to a large population. Germany is certainly very successful in doing all of these things.
The hemp production in the U.S.A. and Canada was much more wasteful than the hemp production in Germany. Farmers did not have the foresight to build huge barns to store the plants. They simply put the hemp in the bottom of the barn and covered it with dirt. This caused the hemp to dry out quickly and to lose much of its potency. In the U.S., farmers tried to solve the problem by storing the wet hemp in the woods, but this only worked for a few years until the weather conditions became too moist and the plant mold became too aggressive.
German hemp has some distinct advantages. Because it is grown in such a large agricultural region, farmers have a large field of choice for growing it. It can be grown in full sun, shade, or on a hillside, depending on the different regions. The plants are also extremely tolerant of different temperatures and humidity levels, something that makes the plants highly useful to many sectors of the industrial world. And finally, because Germany is a highly industrialized country, they have access to the best technicians in the business, helping them produce high quality products.
The process of producing the German hemp is similar to that of other countries. Hemp is basically a plant that grows in varying climates. It takes advantage of the plants unique ability to grow in both types of climates and is cultivated throughout the world. One of the most important considerations when harvesting the hemp is protecting the root system, which is often eaten away by the weight of the plant during harvesting.
There are currently four licensed indoor hemp production facilities in Germany. These facilities produce over twenty thousand bags of CBD every year. The most popular production facility in Germany is located at Hecht-Kunz near Innau, where production is strictly monitored. Production runs smoothly without interruptions due to rain or storm.
As was previously mentioned, there are many benefits associated with Germany’s CBD. However, it is illegal for anyone outside of Germany to import any of the cannabis products derived from hemp. This law was put into place by the European Union, as they are worried about the possible effects on the medical industry. For this reason, people within Germany who wish to partake in CBD use must register with a valid pharmacy in order to receive a valid pharmaceutical prescription. This ensures that patients who wish to use CBD will only receive medicinal grade CBD products.