In the middle of his exploitation in Vaucluse, Yohan Paulvé looks at his hemp plants, destined for products "well-being": between the current "juridical blur" and the hope of seeing soon authorized in France the therapeutic cannabis, the farmer relies on the recognition of his activity.
TheThe flowers look just like cannabis, his cousin, but make no mistake, according to the farmer, they "have no psychoactive effect".
Yohan Paulvé sells mainly products stamped "well-being" based on cannabidiol (CBD), essential oils with relaxing properties. The market is currently flourishing on the internet: "A few years ago, we sold mostly to connoisseurs but for two years, it has really diversified and the demand continues to increase," says the chancellor whose exploitation is about 5 hectares.
In a region where the plant is cultivated for a long time, as evidenced by the Marseille Canebière – a reference to marijuana which was made ropes in the navy – Yohan Paulvé fight against contrary currents: "I had two trials in year. There is certainly a third one coming ".
The fault of a sector still in the "legal vagueness", far from that of industrial hemp intended for example to the agri-food, cosmetics or construction, explains the farmer: "Our essential oils, it is neither authorized to do it, neither forbidden.
In the current legislation, some varieties of hemp can only be produced and marketed under three cumulative conditions: produce from EU-certified seeds, use only the seeds and fibers of the plant, not the flowers, and have a content of less than 0,2% THC, the molecule that causes the psychotropic effects of cannabis. "The presence of THC in finished products, whatever its rate, is prohibited," recalls the interministerial mission to fight against drugs and addictive practices, an "unenforceable" law for Yohan Paulve who believes that there are THC residues in all hemp products.
"Not yet legal"
To "defend the establishment of a clear legal and economic framework allowing safe access for consumers and patients", the producers, processors and distributors of the hemp and therapeutic cannabis sectors, including Yohan Paulvé, are are organized and created in June 2018 the Hemp Trade Union. The 40-year-old farmer hopes for a rapid breakthrough in this area.
On July 11, an information mission on the use of cannabis, led by the deputy of Creuse Jean-Baptiste Moreau, was created to clarify the legislation around the " hemp well-being ". The Provencal producer also welcomes the green light given in July by the Agence du Médicale (ANSM) to the experimentation of the therapeutic cannabis in France. He sees "the continuity of the recognition of (his) activity" and wants to "position itself as soon as possible with the ANSM for cultivate therapeutic cannabis ", That is, a production with more than 0.2% THC. But French legislation is not yet there.
"For the moment therapeutic cannabis is not yet legal," says Stephane Honoré, president of the French company of clinical pharmacy. "There will be a stage of reflection on the producers of hemp, to know if one must import it from abroad (Israel, Canada, Netherlands) or if there is a French sector which is created", continues the pharmacologist. "If this is the case, French hemp producers will have to create small pharmaceutical industries to offer raw materials in accordance with good practices in terms of drugs. This requires investments in terms of premises and infrastructure so that in the end, there is a pharmaceutical quality, "he says.
After the green light of the ANSM opens thus a period of practical implementation before the inclusion of the first patients which should intervene at the beginning of 2020. It will be necessary in particular to modify beforehand the code of the public health which regulates the possession and the marketing of narcotic substances.
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