Saskatchewan hemp industry leading the country

PA Now
February 07, 2018
By PA Now
Saskatchewan hemp industry leading the country
Photo by Matthew Brodeur on Unsplash
Saskatchewan's industrial hemp industry is on the cusp of major growth, according to a provincial crop specialist.

Dale Risula, crop specialist with the provincial government, said there is a revived interest in hemp because of the impending legalization of marijuana. Regulations surrounding hemp production are also set for change like allowing for the sale of the leaves and flowers.

Saskatchewan led the way last year for the provinces with the highest number of industrial hemp licenses and registrations at 518. Saskatchewan also boasted the most hectarage for cultivation of industrial hemp at 22,654.41. The next closest was Alberta with 18,083.01 and Manitoba with 11,716.99. | READ MORE


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