Volume 3, Issue 17, Summer 2001 ISSN 1498-8135
Table of Contents
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Cross Canada 2001, a change in emphasis
Notices & PSA's
Yugoslavian Delegation to Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Hemp Survey, 2000
Operation Ditchweed 2001
A Hemp Field Photo Suite: From Seeding to Baling
Canadian Regulatory Update
Hemp as a Feed for Ruminants
Fibre & Food
Western Canada's First Hemp Fibre Processor Opens
Whats Hot in Hempstores by Gord Johns, Fiber Options
Cool Hemp -- is Not Ice Cream by Dr. Alexander Sumach
America & International
Hawaii Report by Dr. Dave West
New European Industrial Hemp Association Forms:
Haworth Press to publish Journal of Industrial Hemp
New Zealand to proceed with Hemp Trials
Cannabis: an environmentally and economically viable method for climate change mitigation (revised 2001) by Marc Deeley (PDF download)
New Tropical Industrial Hemp by Tanya Jobling & Phil Warner
THC (Tetrahyrdocannabinol) Accumulation in Glands of Cannabis (Cannabaceae)
by Paul G. Mahlberg & Eun Soo Kim
Summer Fun with the Hemp Report:
Try the Quick Hemp Quizz
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Hemp is now in its 4th year in Canada and acreage is down. We are still working our way through a market correction, certainly the hemp wish list is still a long one, but we are making some gains and it seems that the tight markets are widening up some.
My colleague over at the Ontario Hemp Alliance, Louise Hollingsworth, argues that acreage planted is not necessarily the best reading of the health of an ag-based industry. "What about the growth of new businesses who are adding value to the seed crop, working away the surplus?" she asks. For example, today there are several, nay many companies active in the hemp foods sector. How many were there FIVE years ago? Hemp's growth has opened up many opportunities, many of which have been seized and created by class of spare bedroom/spare office entrepreneur types. In aggregate, these businesses will grow into a significant entity.
But ah, fibre. To get to this industry really rolling we need more new infrastructure. No news here: you've heard this before. Now being hemp is not enough: the way into the marketplace is for hemp to exceed its material competitors in cost and in quality. Hemp's enviro-sheen is a bonus, but it won't be enough. The so-called "hemp allure" will sell a lot of macrame, but not industrial materials, where the real growth will happen.
So how's it all going to play out? I'll go out on a limb now and take a stab at a five-year vision:
Hemp in 2006.
So is this map too conservative? I don't think so. From where we are at right now, this scenario calls for a LOT of growth and change. To get there we have more than one crossroads to navigate and many questions to answer to. But remember, Hemp in Canada is only 4 years old and still is in daycare.
I could go on, BUT I want to get this issue on the web. Thanks to everyone who helped make this edition of the Hemp Report fly, and thanks to you for coming here to read it. Enjoy.
MASTHEAD, CREDITS AND MORE INFO:
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CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE: Kreg Alde, Kreg.Alde@gov.ab.ca, Marc Deeley, firstname.lastname@example.org, Gord Johns, email@example.com, Kristin Johnston, firstname.lastname@example.org, Eun Soo Kim, Paul Mahlberg, email@example.com, Dave West firstname.lastname@example.org
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