Hemp: The First and Final Frontier in Cannabis

Hemp: The First and Final Frontier in Cannabis

Friday September 7th
3:50 PM - 4:15 PM
Peller Estates Ballroom A
Speakers: Dr. Darryl Hudson

Presentation

Industrial Hemp has been used for thousands of years and for hundreds of purposes.  Though it has made somewhat of a comeback since the implementation of the Industrial Hemp program in1997, changes in the Canadian regulations under the new Cannabis Act now make it possible to extract the medicine from Hemp crops and will potentially permit outdoor cultivation of high THC Cannabis.   For farmers, the possibility of gaining an additional revenue stream or growing a higher value crop is very attractive.  Furthermore, the funding now being directed toward hemp production will allow us to solve many of the issues surrounding cultivation, harvesting, processing and marketing this crop.  There are several methods used for farming hemp and different cultivars are being created for a variety of purposes and climates.  Dr. Hudson will cover some of the recent advances in the Hemp breeding and farming techniques as well as highlight the future of outdoor cultivation.

 


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