From the police station to the president: European momentum for the commercial hemp industry from Kruse and Hempro International

Düsseldorf hemp entrepreneur Daniel Kruse is stepping up his commitment to commercial hemp. At the conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association in June, the 49-year-old hemp pioneer will appear in five capacities at once: as president of the association, as keynote speaker, as one of the main sponsors, and as founder and managing director of Hempro International and founder of a group of companies centered around commercial hemp products. Kruse started his first hemp company more than 25 years ago in the former police station of Düsseldorf’s old town.

The 18th conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) will take place from June 16 to 18, 2021, with participants* from all over the world – again digitally due to the Corona pandemic. Organized annually since 2003, the event is one of the largest conferences on commercial hemp in the world.

Daniel Kruse, CEO of Hempro International and President of EIHA:

“For years, the German and European authorities have put obstacles in our way. The recent rulings of the ECJ and the BGH on commercial hemp products strengthen our legal position. Most recently, the city of Düsseldorf also had to back down on the “CBD sales ban”. Politicians are finally perceiving the commercial hemp industry as a partner, also with regard to the goal of EU climate neutrality by 2050.”

EU to be guest at the commercial hemp conference

This is also proven by the list of almost 50 speakers*:

MEP Adam Jarubas, Member of the European Parliament and Member of the EU Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, will give the opening speech on the “Potential of Commercial Hemp in Europe”.

Michael Scannell, Deputy Director General of DG AGRI will participate in the keynote discussion on the “Role of Commercial Hemp.” DG AGRI is responsible for EU policy on agriculture and rural development.

Daniel Kruse will open the three-day EIHA conference on June 16, 2021, as well as give expert presentations on developments in international hemp markets.

Two other CEOs of companies of the group around Hempro International will also be at the lectern: Rafael Dulon, CEO of Hemp Farm, will speak about the cultivation of commercial hemp – Joscha Kraus, CEO of MH medical hemp, about the status quo of CBD products and medical cannabis in Germany.

About Daniel Kruse at the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA).

Kruse has served as a board member of EIHA since 2013. In 2019, he was elected president. At EIHA, Kruse is particularly active in his specialty area of “cannabinoids in food”. He has already been involved in the topic complex “THC in food” for 15 years and also on CBD for ten years. His cooperation with internationally renowned hemp experts as well as the advisory committee of the EIHA summarizes the well-founded know-how from practice and science in the hemp and food industry. In the course of their joint work, various position papers and studies on “THC and CBD in food” have already been prepared and published.

Note for journalists

Daniel Kruse is available for interviews on topics related to commercial hemp in Germany and Europe in the run-up to the 18th EIHA Conference.

Please send inquiries to
Rüdiger Tillmann
Fon +49 171 3677028


Hempro International GmbH
Daniel Kruse | Managing Director (V. i. S. d. P.) Rebecca Kruse | Managing Director

Rüdiger Tillmann | Press spokesman Fon +49 171 3677028

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About Hempro International

Hempro International, as one of the leading companies in Europe, produces a comprehensive range of raw materials and products from hemp in certified organic quality. Customers are the hemp industry as well as producers and suppliers of food, cosmetics, textiles and accessories made from hemp.

Hempro International, based in Düsseldorf, Germany, consistently advances the use of hemp for natural and climate-friendly products. Hemp is one of the oldest useful plants in the world and can be used in many ways as a renewable raw material with high environmental compatibility.

This post was translated from DeepL.