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Study looks at hemp foods

Posted on October 8, 2000

People who frequently consume food items containing hempseeds and the oil extracted from the seeds are unlikely to fail a urine test for marijuana, according to a recent toxicological study commissioned by the Agricultural Research and Development Initiative.

Cannabis thieves plunder harmless leaves

Posted on October 3, 2000

Cannabis thieves have raided a Canadian agricultural college only to find that the crop was industrial hemp. The site, at Kemptville College of Agricultural Technolgy, Ottawa, was actually a research plot.

Hemp seed oil is nutritionally unique

Posted on September 18, 2000

Hemp seed oil is the current darling of nutrition experts. Now the challenge is to let the public in on the secret, says Jason Freeman, president and general manager of BioHemp Technologies, which recently moved its headquarters from Vancouver to Regina.

Ontario poised to top hemp market

Posted on September 12, 2000

Ontario is poised to dominate the North American market for hemp products, says the head of the newly formed provincial hemp industry association.

Harrelson goes green in Manitoba

Posted on August 31, 2000

Actor Woody Harrelson has invested two years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in a non-wood pulp mill proposed for Manitoba. If the project proceeds, it would be the first of its kind in North America.

Woody funds pulp

Posted on August 31, 2000

Actor Woody Harrelson has invested two years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in a non-wood pulp mill proposed for Manitoba. If the project — using straw from oats, flax, wheat and, eventually, hemp to make paper — proceeds, it would be the first of its kind in North America.

Hemp Legalization Sparks Growth of New Industries

Posted on July 26, 2000

Now that the jokes about getting high on hemp are trailing off, Greg Herriott is happier. It means people have a better grasp of the differences between hemp and marijuana. Industrial hemp, like marijuana, is a member of the cannabis sativa family, but has negligible traces of the hallucinatory chemical THC. Herriott is in the hemp business, one of a growing number of entrepreneurs developing a new industry now that hemp can be grown legally in Canada.

Hemp growers still waiting for acceptance

Posted on July 24, 2000

Larry Davis doesn’t discourage easily. That’s why he’s still planting hemp, even though he knows he won’t make any money. “You start with a clean field,” he says, “plant the seed and basically walk away.”

Growers fleeing hemp

Posted on July 13, 2000

To get Ethelbert Heck’s blood boiling, just inquire about his hemp. “Don’t ask!” said the Liebenthal, Sask., farmer. Last summer, he contracted 34.18 acres, precisely, with Consolidated Growers and Processors Inc.

Potential for Growth

Posted on July 2, 2000

If marijuana is the black sheep of the cannabis clan, hemp is surely the chosen offspring. After being banished by government for about 60 years, it is suddenly legal and hip again. But everyone, from government officials to prospective producers, remains uncertain over how to handle the future of the wayward plant.