Ottawa takes Steps to Deregulate Hemp Farming

Yesterday was a “great day” for Canadian hemp growers because the federal government eased regulations for testing and cultivation of industrial hemp.

Health Canada, in a Notice to Industry document, said it was eliminating testing for THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) in most varieties of hemp.

As well, growers will no longer have to identify fields for planting of hemp, prior to spring seeding.

In federal government language, the change is an exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

– Read the entire article at The Western Producer.