Hemp 101: Everything You Need to Know About Hemp

Article by Kate Robertson, London Free Press

Hemp 101: Everything you need to know about hemp It seems like CBD is everywhere, but nowhere to be found. Here’s why you’ll likely hear even more about hemp — and the precious CBD it can yield — this coming year KATE ROBERTSON Canada’s Cannabis Act changed that last year, making it legal for hemp farmers to sell CBD-rich biomass to licensed processors and add to Canada’s inventory of CBD, which was previously supplied solely by medical cannabis cultivators. ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Canadian farmers have been growing hemp, an industrial variety of cannabis, for food like seed and fiber for clothing for two decades. But until last October, cannabidiol (CBD) — a cannabinoid compound found in the flowering portion of the plant that has been touted as an anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety agent and other cure-all — couldn’t legally be extracted, processed or sold to consumers.

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