Last weekend the Canapa Mundi, Feria Internacional del Cáñamo was celebrated in Italy, from the 16th to the 18th of February, and without a doubt, the new star product this years in the Canapa Mundi was light marijuana.
At Ripper Seeds we always try to attend and participate in international festivals and events in order to get the latest and stay up to date when it comes to the marijuana market. And of course, this one hasn’t escaped us!
This is one of the most revolutionary bits of news:
Legal marijuana is coming forth at an unstoppable rate and we are now presented with a new type of marijuana called light marijuana or legal marijuana which is spreading like wildfire. It all started in Italy, where this type of legal cannabis was first cultivated, and its expansion has only just begun.
What is light marijuana?
It is a variety of cannabis called Eleta Campana, a light marijuana bud that contains less that 1% of THC (tetrahidrocannabinol). On the other hand, it contains 4% CBD (cannabidiol), one of the cannabis ingredients that has lead to the legalization of therapeutic or medicinal cannabis in many countries because of its multiple benefits.
In addition, the government has raised the permitted ratio of THC from 0.2% to 0.6%. Given that, we find ourselves with a new product whose commercialization is showing huge growth. In Italy, one can buy cannabis seeds and grow varieties of industrial hemp that don’t go over 0.2% THC. Therefore, they are included in public registry and the list of certified varieties at the European level.
In fact, what has given way to all of this is the fact that there is no debate around legalization for this type of herb as long as the percentages of THC don’t enter the prohibited parameters.
The growing demand of these hemp buds or light hemp is revolutionizing the market, and cultivators in the zone are standing before a crop that unseats any other in terms of income opportunity. We can’t forget that legal commerce of this kind will also have many economical benefits in terms of opening up job positions and large tax levies which will, definitely, also benefit government.
Thanks to this new variety of legal cannabis, Canapa Mundi, which has been celebrated since 2015, has grown exponentially. We have seen more attendees than ever, more exhibitors, as well as new businesses that offer the new variety of legal low THC cannabis in air-tight jars, in the purest Californian style. Currently, you can buy light marijuana in specialized stores. If you are interested in other varieties, you can check out our online seed bank.