|Despite the opening of the hemp CBD market, it remains a highly regulated crop for personal and industrial use. Cultivating hemp carries much more risk than growing tomatoes. A farmer can have their entire crop destroyed by the authorities for failing a simple potency test, sometimes only because they marginally mistimed the harvest. Meanwhile, that specific potency test typically means little in terms of the composition of the final post-extraction consumer product.
Perhaps the Swiss have adopted the wisest approach. They account for the natural variance of the hemp crop and give the farmer the benefit of the doubt, while the supply chain is not constrained by unreasonable requirements and consumer health is not put at risk.