Hemp growers hope the federal government’s marijuana legislation will allow them to harvest all parts of the hemp plant.
Current regulations restrict Canadian farmers from harvesting parts of the plant that contain CBD, which is found in the chaff of the plant, but does not make people feel high.
“Legislation we’ve been operating under has not allowed us to harvest components that would contain CBD, such as the chaff and leaf materials, off our grain combines,” Garry Meier, president of Hemp Production Services, said.
“We hope that will be allowed in the new legislation in a way that would allow farmers to capture more of that value.”
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