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Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa)

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  • Larry Lozon
    Hemp Clothing is and has been made and sold in Kent County for years. The joke was you could smoke your shirt! Here are a few articles: Industrial hemp
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      Hemp Clothing is and has been made and sold in Kent County for
      years. The joke was you could smoke your shirt!

      Here are a few articles:

      Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) is one of the oldest cultivated
      plants in the world. For centuries, its fibres have been used to make
      ropes, sails and clothing. The species was banned in North America in
      the 1930s because its leaves and flowers contain a hallucinogenic
      drug known as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It was banned
      internationally in 1961 under the United Nations' Single Convention
      on Narcotic Drugs.

      In 1998, Canada created Industrial Hemp Regulations under the
      Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. These regulations allow for the
      controlled production, sale, movement, processing, exporting and
      importing of industrial hemp and hemp products that conform to
      conditions imposed by the Regulations.

      Yields of Industrial hemp in Kent County have averaged 8.75 t/ha (3.5
      t/ac).

      From: www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/crops/facts/00-067.htm
      ....

      Canada's hemp luminaries gathered in the midst of a Kent County hemp
      field, to celebrate unprecendented political and financial support
      for growing industrial hemp in Ontario.

      Nearly forty acres of luxurious hemp - a lusty bottle-green palisade
      of cellulose was a fitting backdrop for a historic "Industrial Hemp
      Field Day" which marked the acceptance of the weed of wonder into
      formal reality by the governing strata of Canada.

      Here, on the lawn of the Laprise family farm in Kent County, Ontario,
      our hemp hosts, Jean Laprise and his partner Claude Pinsonneault,
      welcomed 500 specially invited hemp industry stakeholders to examine
      the fruits of their labour and hear the good news of things to come.
      Today, August 7th, the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Honourable
      Noble Villeneuve, would formally announce the gift of a cool half
      million dollar grant towards basic hemp research, ending forever the
      chill of reluctance of the Ontario government to participate in the
      reimplementation of industrial hemp.

      For more information
      Kenex Ltd, RR #1, Pain Court, Chatham, Ontario, N0P 1Z0;
      tel: (519) 351-9922; mail(at)kenex.org;
      http://www.kenex.org

      From: http://www.cannabisculture.com/backissues/cc10/ontario.html

      Kent County (the city of Chatham) which is now the Regional
      Government of Chatham - Kent in southwestern Ontario was known for
      the production of Industrial Hemp up until the 1930s.

      Yrs.,
      L2

      ---- Mark Dickerson wrote:

      " Over the last 10 to 15 years, there has been an organized attempt
      in Kent County to increase production, and marketing of hemp. ..."
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