Londoner eyes opportunities with hemp compound CBD

  • Thomas to extract cannabidiol (CBD), a component that doesn’t get you high, from hemp plants.
  • The federal government’s move to end its 95-year prohibition on marijuana last month also allowed hemp farmers to begin selling the flowers from their plants to be processed for CBD oil, a move welcomed by the hemp industry.
  • Canadian hemp farmers are allowed to choose from fewer than 20 strains of the plant, all of which have low concentrations of CBD, typically between 1.5 and four per cent.
  • Hodgson wants the government to allow Canada’s hemp growers to plant strains with more CBD.

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