Despite the stigma surrounding hemp cultivation, there are still a lot of Alberta farmers interested in growing industrial hemp. Hemp is a far more profitable crop than canola and other traditional crops.
Hemp differs from marijuana in that it contains a mere 0.3 per cent of THC, whereas marijuana contains 3-10 per cent.
Farmers are starting to pay attention to the economic potential of growing industrial hemp. It is currently worth 80 cents a pound versus 18 cents a pound for canola.
The other benefit is that there are many Uses of Hemp – every part of the plant can be used for something, from food to textiles and even building materials.
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