The French CBD market has experienced strong growth since 2019. Attracted by his side legal and not psychotropic, the French adopted the cannabidiol and consume it in all its forms! Read our full brief on the CBD business to find out more.
But do they really know the origin of the products they buy?
Inasmuch as French reference in terms of CBD products, Authentique-CBD tells you more about the main hemp-producing countries and the origin of the products found in France.
Hemp, cannabis, CBD, who produces what?
Who are the main cannabis producers?
There are countries that are known to all to be from major cannabis producers. We can cite among others Morocco, Afghanistan, Nepal, Jamaica, Pakistan, India and Mexico.
These countries mainly produce marijuana, known as weed, of weed or in its transformed form, the hashish.
It would appear that 80% of hashish that we find in Europe would come from Morocco. But be careful not to mix everything up. We are talking about the producers of real cannabis with THC. Cannabis which is considered narcotic product and so illegal in many countries and especially in France. Nothing to do here with industrial hemp or the CBD hemp cultivation.
Producers of hemp for industrial use
In which industries is hemp used?
Behind this connotation of a narcotic product, hemp has other attractions often unknown to the general public.
It is produced in particular for industrial purposes, such as for textile industry or building for example.
Indeed we can find hemp products used in construction, such as hemp bricks which are used for sound and thermal insulation or hemp wool which can easily replace rock wool or glass wool.
For the textile industry, hemp stalks are used for their particularly interesting and resistant fibers.
This material is also used for make the tow, product used in plumbing to make joints and provide good sealing of connections.
The fibers of hemp are also used to make very resistant ropes can be very thick as for ship ropes, but also simple string.
Hemp is also used for make paper, especially for banknotes and cigarette paper.
Hemp in the food industry
While there is a particularly interesting and promising industry for hemp cultivation, it’s here food chain !
Hemp seeds are widely used in food. They are used to makehemp oil, particularly rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6, but also flour which has the advantage of not containing gluten.
Hemp seeds are also used to make easy-to-digest fiber-rich plant proteins.
World production of hemp
It is estimated at 275,000 hectares of hemp cultivation in the world in 2019.
The main producers are China, Europe, the United States and Canada. Depending on the regions of the world, the varieties of hemp grown may be different to comply with current regulations.
The two main families are hemp cannabis Sativa L and hemp Indica cannabis, the latter being banned in France because of its too high THC level.
France, the leading European producer of industrial hemp
Despite government restrictions on growing recreational cannabis or even CBD, France is today the leading producer of industrial hemp in Europe with nearly 18,000 hectares of crops.
A real opportunity therefore for the CBD market whose production is unfortunately not yet clearly regulated in France.
The main CBD producing countries in the world
While France cannot yet fully play its role in this thriving CBD industry, other countries have wasted no time and in a few short years have become key players in this booming market.
CBD producers across the Atlantic
With relaxation of regulations on recreational cannabis and CBD in many states, the United States has experienced a dramatic boom in its production of cannabis and CBD hemp in recent years, hoisting them among the world’s largest producers. In 2022, the CBD market could reach 22 billion dollars in the United States.
Canada is also in the race with very significant production for recreational cannabis and cannabidiol.
The largest medical cannabis company is found in Canada, Canopy growth.
European production of cannabidiol
In this great world production of the plant with 1000 virtues, Europe is not giving up its share.
Some European countries very quickly saw the economic potential of this new flourishing market. Among the largest European producers of cannabis CBD we find Portugal, Italy and the Netherlands.
Despite its position as the number 1 European hemp producer, France still cannot take advantage of this CBD boom because French law prohibits the exploitation of hemp flower.
Switzerland, a major producer of chocolate but also of CBD!
This small country of 9 million inhabitants bordering France is a major player in the production of CBD.
The number of producers there increased from 5 in 2016 to 665 in 2019! Dizzying figures that show the explosive growth in this market.
Where do the products sold by Authentique-CBD come from?
Faced with this vast choice of producers from all over the world, the Authentique-CBD team took the time to select the appropriate actors with whom we wanted develop our product ranges.
It was first necessary to develop a strict specifications: Reasoned production, short circuit, organic cultivation, compliance with French and European regulations, low CO2 emissions. So many criteria that have allowed us, after many meetings, to select Swiss CBD producers who do a remarkable job and which allow us to offer you products of unmatched quality.
Whether for CBD flowers or organic CBD oils, our teams work in close collaboration with the producers to offer you always more quality and traceability. Become a reasoned consumer and trust Authentic-CBD!