Tag: Hemp

Agricultural ministers discuss cannabis legalization in annual meeting

Federal, provincial, and territorial ministers of agriculture concluded their annual conference recently, discussing numerous issues, including the pending legalization of cannabis in Canada. In addition to cannabis, the meeting, which took place on July 20 and 21, 2017 in St John`s, Newfoundland and Labrador, brought together agricultural ministers to discuss international trade, a new $1.2 billion Strategic Innovation

Canada on course for record hempseed crop in 2017

Hempseed production in Canada may reach record levels in 2017, according to an industry report that projects up to 150,000 acres planted in Western Canada this year. There is some concern from farmers that this could create an excess of hempseed, causing prices to crash. Health Canada figures show just over 33,000 acres in production in 2016, after excess