French CBD market

and other hemp extracts


According to the Order of December 30, 2021 implementing article R. 5132-86 of the Public Health Code:

Only active farmers as defined by current European and national regulations can grow hemp flowers and leaves (only farmers registered with the MSA can do so in France).

Only varieties with a THC content of less than 0.30% and registered in the Common Catalogue of Varieties of Agricultural Plant Species or the Official Catalogue of Plant Species and Varieties can be grown in France (certified).



As an active farmer, inform the local gendarmerie or town hall of the planting of CBD hemp.

Keep the purchase invoice and the certificate (label affixed to the bag), which must be presented to the gendarmerie for information or in the event of an inspection.) HEMP-it cannot provide duplicate seed certificates.


The Union des Industriels pour la Valorisation des Extraits de Chanvre (UIVEC) wishes to support the agricultural sector via a dedicated structure aimed at facilitating contractualization and access to outlets for farmers, by integrating them free of charge into their network of players.

The aim of the Collège des Producteurs is to collect the contact details of hemp producers who wish to sell their raw material to processors.

Link to the College of Producers :



The decree authorizing and regulating the industrial and commercial use of hemp extracts (in particular CBD) in France came into force on January 1, 2022, following its publication in the Journal Officiel on December 31, 2021.

It repeals the decree of August 22, 1990, which until then governed the cultivation and use of hemp plants in France, and establishes a new legal framework in line with European case law (Sources: UIVEC).

The European catalog incorporates the official national catalogs of plant species and varieties (French & others) and lists all varieties authorized for marketing within the European Union.


Link to the text of the order :

The Union des Industriels pour la Valorisation des Extraits de Chanvre (UIVEC) explains recent changes in legislation on its website.

Link to the order guide published on the UIVEC website: