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Canada went through the process of re-legalizing industrial hemp in the late 1990s. There is much we can learn from their experience. Please note that the list of documents below is for general reference and is just an overview of hemp production in Canada.


Quick Links Concerning the Canadian Industrial Hemp Industry

Department of Justice Canada:

Main Index - Industrial Hemp Regulations (SOR/98-156)

Full Text - Industrial Hemp Regulations (SOR/98-156) (HTML)
Full Text - Industrial Hemp Regulations (SOR/98-156) (PDF file 262k)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

Industrial Hemp Fact Sheet (HTML)

Health Canada:

Industrial Hemp Index Page

Frequently Asked Questions (HTML)
Frequently Asked Questions (PDF file 112k)

Therapeutic Products Programme (TPP) Industrial Hemp Guide - Overview (HTML)

List of Approved Cultivars - 2013 (HTML)
List of Approved Cultivars - 2013 (PDF file 205k)

Licensing Process, Application Forms and Guidance Documents (HTML)

Import and Export Licenses and Permits (HTML)

Industrial Hemp Application Forms (HTML)
(Includes Import and Export Licenses, Permits & Guides)

Industrial Hemp Technical Manual (HTML)
Industrial Hemp Technical Manual (PDF file 92k)

Technical and Policy Documents (HTML)
(Includes All Technical and Policy Documents)

Canadian Seed Growers Association (CSGA):

Crop Certification Regulations (Circular 6) The Canadian Regulations and Procedures for Pedigreed Seed Crop Production manual, also known as Circular 6, contains all of CSGA's regulations to produce pedigreed seed crops in Canada. (HTML)

Crop Certification Regulations (Circular 6) Revision 1.8-2013 - February 1, 2013 (PDF file 2.3MB)

Pedigreed Seed Plot Production Quality Manual Revision 1.3-2013 - February 1, 2013 (PDF file 190k)

CSGA Pedigreed Seed Locator Use the search menu to find seed by province, crop kind and variety. (HTML)


Canada Reports, Studies, Fact Sheets & Farming Guides

National Industrial Hemp Strategy
Prepared for: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiative
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Contract Number: ARDI III B-27
March 30th, 2008
358 pp
National Industrial Hemp Strategy (PDF file 6.5MB)

Hemp Oil Canada
Hemp Agronomy 101 (PDF file 16k)

Alberta Agriculture Food and Rural Development:

Special Crops Page on Hemp (HTML)
Special Crops Page on Hemp (PDF file 1.14MB)

Alberta Hemp Cost of Production and Market Assessment - Final Report (HTML)
Alberta Hemp Cost of Production and Market Assessment - Final Report March 2012 (PDF file 1.3MB)

Industrial Hemp Production in Canada (HTML)
Industrial Hemp Production in Canada - June 25, 2012 (PDF file 401k)

British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries:

Hemp Fact Sheet (PDF file 94k)

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Marketing Services:

A Maritime Industrial Hemp Product Marketing Study (HTML)
A Maritime Industrial Hemp Product Marketing Study (PDF file 150k)

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs:

Hemp (HTML)

Growing Industrial Hemp in Ontario (HTML)
Growing Industrial Hemp in Ontario (PDF file 642k)

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives:

Industrial Hemp Production (HTML)

Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food:

Hemp (HTML)
Hemp Production in Saskatchewan - 2013 (PDF file 266k)


Trade Groups and Associations

Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA)

Ontario Hemp Alliance (OHA)

Saskatchewan Hemp Association (SHA)


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