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  •  I guess you didn't read the link (0+ / 0-)

    The second paragraph.

    Effective March 12, 1998, the commercial production (including cultivation) of industrial hemp is now permitted in Canada, under licenses and authorization, issued by Health Canada. This action was prompted by several years of field research and lobbying by the agricultural and business community. Prior to 1998, there were only a handful of licenses issued to grow industrial hemp in Canada. In 1998, the first year after Health Canada opened up the licensing process, 241 licenses were issued. These licensees grew almost 2 370 hectares (5,857 acres) of hemp for industrial use. In 1999, the number of applications to grow hemp jumped dramatically to 545 with the area of hemp production increasing six-fold to nearly 14 031 hectares (34,657 acres). It looked as though the industrial hemp was well on its way to becoming the "Cinderella" crop in Canada. However, events in the summer of 1999, i.e., the demise of the perspective hemp processing company in Manitoba, changed the outlook for hemp production in Canada

    Without a commitment to processing the raw materials any crop would rot in the fields.

    Really don't mind if you sit this one out. My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT. I may make you feel but I can't make you think..Jethro Tull

    by RMForbes on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 11:44:02 AM PDT

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