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Monday, January 08, 2007

Hemp Statistics 

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     Good, up to date statistics on hemp production are hard to come by. Health Canada's Statistics, Reports & Fact Sheets on Hemp page is OK, but a tad out of date. The hard part, especially for reporters, is to figure out the difference between licensed acres, seeded acres, and acres produced. Alexis Baden-Mayer, Vote Hemp's Director of Government Relations, found the page Industrial Hemp Production Rebounding at the Alberta Agriculture and Food Web site and emailed it to me.

     The document has a nice six paragraph overview of hemp in Canada as well as three really nice graphs of hemp productions statistics, by province, from 1998 to present in both hectares and acres. The latest Health Canada statistics, which I have not been able to find anywhere else, show that 24,021 acres of industrial hemp were produced in Canada in 2005 and 48,060 acres in 2006. Are we headed for 100,000 acres by 2008?

posted by Tom  # 2:54 PM
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