On 4 March, an online seminar was held on the prospects for the development of cannabis and its use in food and healthcare. The seminar was organized by META Advisory in cooperation with the Latvian Industrial Hemp Association and the Latvian Association for Study of Pain.
The increased use of cannabis in food and medicine requires regulatory development at European and national level.
The recording of the seminar can be viewed HERE
Moderator Armands Gūtmanis stressed at the seminar that the use of Hemp products in various areas of the world is increasing rapidly, new niches are emerging, thus Latvia also has prospects for both hemp cultivation and use. In order to facilitate this, regulatory changes are needed both in the European Union and in Latvia, therefore it is very important to take into account the experience of other countries in this field as well.
Jānis Grasbergs, Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, stressed that hemp is one of the crops in the sustainable products group of the EU Green Deal. Hemp is an environmentally and human-friendly crop, and the promotion of the high-quality properties and versatile use of hemp would be important for development. However, it is up to the growers, producers and distributors themselves.