Lithuanian producers will now be able to use the whole hemp plant in their products after the parliament adopted legal amendments on Thursday.
The amendments to the existing law on the use of hemp was passed with 92 lawmakers voting in favour, eight against and 18 abstained.
It is estimated that once businesses are allowed to use the whole hemp plant for products, their turnover will go up to 100 million euros.
The production and sale of hemp products will be allowed only if the amount of THC in them does not exceed 0.2 percent.
Currently, people in Lithuania can freely buy various food products, including bread, flour, and beer, that contain hemp seeds or oil without CBD or THC.