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Hemp - a New Crop with New Uses for North America

November 27, 2002
For Immediate Release

Hemp - a New Crop with New Uses for North America

Toronto, Canada.

A comprehensive and intriguing overview of industrial hemp is now available online. This paper was first presented by co-author Dr. Ernest Small of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at the Fifth National Symposium for New Crops and New Uses: Strength in Diversity, held in Atlanta in November 2001.

This analysis of industrial hemp and its place as a new crop in North American agriculture and commerce provides an in-depth investigation of topics including:

Hemp - a new crop with new uses for North America is now available on-line at:

or in print:

Small, E., and Marcus, D. 2000. Hemp - a new crop with new uses for North America.
     In Trends in new crops and new uses [Proceedings of the Fifth National Symposium,
     New Crops and New Uses: Strength in Diversity (Atlanta, Nov.10-13, 2001)].
     Edited by J. Janick and A. Whipkey. ASHS Press, Alexandria, VA. Pages 284-326.

About the authors:

Dr. E. Small, a Senior Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, is a world renown expert on Cannabis Sativa and in particular industrial hemp. Dr. Small has written prolifically on hemp, including his seminal work: The species problem in Cannabis: science and semantics. 2 volumes, 1979.

David Marcus is co-founder of Natural Emphasis, Ltd., a natural products company specializing in hemp products. Its research division, Natural Hemphasis, recently concluded one of the most extensive germplasm trials of hemp conducted to date in North America in partnership with Agriculture Canada (www.hemphasis.com/biorpap.htm).

For more information please contact:

David Marcus
Natural Emphasis
Tel: 416-535-3497

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