There is mass confusion surrounding the improper everyday uses of the words hemp, marijuana and cannabis, as they are often used interchangeably. Understanding the differences dictates the way we use them, which has been the source of much debate for hundreds of years.
HEMP INDUSTRY FORUM: ARE HEMP AND MARIJUANA THE SAME?
Saskatchewan is home to a growing industrial hemp industry. As the date for legalization of marijuana approaches, the hemp industry is raising concerns about what this will mean for them. This forum will provide an overview of the policy decisions made by government regarding the legalization of marijuana and its impacts on the hemp industry and their products. Discrepancies between hemp, marijuana and cannabis will be clarified with discussion on the background of relevant regulations and the differences between hemp, and recreational and medical marijuana markets and products. This lecture deconstructs the myths and the realities.
Larry Holbrook, Chief Research Officer, Cannimed Therapeutics Inc./Aurora Cannabis Inc.
Garry Meier, President, Hemp Production Services Inc.
Dale Risula, Provincial Specialist, Special Crops, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture