110 hectares of hemp

Postimees/Virumaa Teataja report of a farmer growing 110 hectares worth of industrial hemp; 100 hectares of oil hemp and 10 hectares of fibre hemp.

Under Estonian laws, industrial hemp can be farmed, but a license is required. The farmer says he's already in talks with potential customers in Germany, and wants to set up a hemp processing factory in Estonia, but that it won't be profitable before around 1500 hectares of hemp are being annually cultivated. According to the article, the current rate is only 150 hectares in Estonia and around 18000 in all of Europe.

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