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Industrial Hemp Resources:


Health Canada

Industrial Hemp Production is licensed by Health Canada. Review Health Canada sites for license requirements and applications.

Health Canada -Industrial Hemp Regulations  - 2018-10-17

Application for an Industrial Hemp Licensing Application Guide

Getting Started guide: Cannabis Tracking and Licensing System (CTLS)

Hemp and the Hemp Industry FAQ

Industrial Hemp Technical Manual - Standard Operating Procedures for Sampling, Testing and Processing Methodology


Provincial Departments of Agriculture

Provincial Departments of Agriculture listed below have information, factsheets and personnel available to consult for industrial hemp production, economics, processing, and marketing.

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Industrial Hemp Production in Canada- June 25, 2012

Industrial Hemp Enterprise - updated March 2017-download

Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

Ontario Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs


Organic Certification Bodies in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the Organic Products Regulations. On June 30, 2009 the Canadian government implemented the Organic

Products Regulation to regulate organic certification in Canada for organic products. Certification bodies are accredited by the CFIA to certify agricultural products as organic in accordance with the requirements of the Canada Organic Regime.

Organic Certifying Agencies  accredited by CFIA

Canada Organic Trade Association

Certified Organic Associations of BC

Alberta Organic Producers Association

Sask Organics

Organic Hemp Producers Association of Manitoba (OPAM)

Organic Council of Ontario

Organisme de Certification Québec-Vrai

Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (New Brunswick)


International Hemp Associations for Reference:

Hemp Industries Association (HIA)

National Hemp Association

European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)

Indian Industrial Hemp Association (IIHA)

New Zealand Hemp Industries Association