Hemp cultivation as a renewable resource for natural and innovative agriculture, provides an effective aid to contrast environmental pollution, it reduces energy costs and promotes biodiversity.

An opportunity for agriculture, it requires simple technique and is an undemanding crop. Hemp is a rejuvenating plant par excellence, it prefers loose, deep soil. It is suitable as a first crop in rotation, followed by beans and wheat. Also, it is suitable with organic crops and for rotation in agri-environmental measures. It adapts to all terrains, even hilly ones provided they are not too steep. It does not suffer from late frosts.

It has a fast growth that suffocates all the weeds, thus leaving the field completely clean at the end of the harvest.

It does not like stagnant water, especially in the first stage of vegetation. It is sown from early March to mid-April in South and Central Italy, in April in the North. It is advisable to make sure that the land has sufficient moisture for germination when seeding.

It prefers organic fertilizers or compost - No herbicides - No pesticides - No irrigation - No chemicals


According to the new Italian law that came into force on January 14, 2017

- The varieties of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) cultivated should be included in the common catalog of varieties of agricultural plant species (Article 17 of Directive 2002/53 / EC of 13 June 2002).


- The farmer has to keep the certification labels that are found on the seed bags and the invoices of the seed purchased for a period of no less than twelve months (Article 3 of the bill S. 2144 of 22 November 2016). All growers are advised to declare their purchase to the nearest law enforcement agencies to prevent unfortunate misunderstandings by filling out our seeding declaration form which you will be provided with together with the contract on delivery of the seed.


- The varieties of cultivated hemp must be certified and must always have a THC content of less than 0.2%. In the event that, after a check in the field by the security forces the values exceed 0.2%, up to the 0.6% limit, these can invalidate any liability of the farmer who has complied with the requirements.

- Where the outcome of an audit, carried out in a crop planted in accordance with these provisions, it appears that the 0.6% limit was exceeded, the farmer who has complied with the requirements will not be liable however, the judicial authorities can order the seizure or destruction of all the crops

- The State Forest Corp is authorized to make the necessary checks, including removal and laboratory analysis on the cultivation of cannabis to determine the amount of THC in accordance with applicable EU and national legislation (Decree-Law of 24 June 2014 No 91, converted with modifications by the law of 11 August 2014 no. 116)

- Where checks conducted by the State Forest Corp, the sample with the extraction of the crop must be made in the presence of the farmer, and a contradictory sample must be issued for any cross checking.


The recent EU Regulation no. 1307/2013 reformed the rules on direct payments to farmers under support schemes in the common agricultural policy. Article 52 has introduced the so-called "voluntary coupled support" for farmers limited to the sectors and products provided therein, including hemp.


Given the lack of a certified organic hemp seed, companies wishing to operate in Bio must specify it in advance in order to receive the declaration that ensures that the seed provided is certified as untreated. With this, the farmer intending to cultivate in organic will be able to ask for an exemption from the certifying body with which it has an agreement.


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