Statistics, Reports and Fact Sheets on Hemp

This report is generated using Health Canada data available from January 1 to November 24, 2017.

The Industrial Hemp Regulations (IHR) define hemp as cannabis containing no more than 0.3% delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound in the leaves and flowering heads of the growing plant. A licence is required to possess, cultivate, sell/provide, process, produce a derivative, import and/or export industrial hemp.

Industrial Hemp Commercial Licences and Registries by Province
Province Total Licences and RegistriesTable 1 footnote 1 Licences and Registries for Cultivation

Table 1 Footnotes

Table 1 Footnote 1

A licence is issued to a specific site where more than one regulated activity may be conducted. A licence holder may be granted licences for multiple activities at multiple sites. As per the Class 56 Exemption to the Industrial Hemp Regulations, a licence can provide a blanket authorization for cultivation of industrial hemp at any site. Registration of the cultivation site information is required and can be submitted to the Office of Controlled Substances either at the time of licence application, or within 15 days after seeding on the "Notification of Cultivation of Industrial Hemp" form. A site where only cultivation occurs is called a "Registry", and is not issued a licence.

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Alberta 480 325 (68%)
British Columbia 31 14 (45%)
Manitoba 379 235 (62%)
New Brunswick 33 23 (70%)
Nova Scotia 6 3 (50%)
Ontario 83 48 (58%)
Prince Edward Island 14 7 (50%)
Quebec 286 230 (80%)
Saskatchewan 518 351 (68%)
Total 1830 1236 (68%)
Registered Hectarage for Cultivation of Industrial Hemp by Approved Cultivar by Province
Approved Cultivar Hectarage (HA)
AB BC MB NB NS ON PEI QC SK Total

Table 2 Footnotes

Table 2 Footnote 1

These are non-approved varieties for plant breeding purposes.

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Note :

No cultivation authorizations were issued for the province of Newfoundland, and the Territories of Yukon, Northwest and Nunavut.

In accordance with section 14 of the IHR, a person licensed to cultivate industrial hemp, other than a plant breeder, must use an approved variety as listed on Health Canada's current List of Approved Cultivars.

Anka 0 3.03 0 173.18 0 334.66 4.04 142.43 8.10 665.44
Canda 0 0.04 1385.99 0 0 0.02 0 0 487.32 1873.37
CanMa 0.08 0 141.91 0 77.49 0.29 22.99 547.17 0 789.93
Carmen 0 0 0 0 0 0.02 0 0 0 0.02
CFX-1 0 0.04 102.00 0.71 0 0 0 38.13 119.50 260.38
CFX-2 233.52 12.24 790.60 0.71 0 0 3.60 521.40 868.00 2430.07
CRS-1 0 0.04 1270.66 0.40 0 40.47 0 0 320.14 1631.71
Delores 0.04 0 674.86 0 0 0.01 0 0 329.25 1004.16
ESTA-1 0 0 0 0 0.80 0.01 0 0 0 0.81
Ferimon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.31 0 5.31
FINOLA 6901.62 0 1715.86 4.04 0 0.01 0 404.44 9190.89 18216.86
Georgina 0 0 0 0 0 0.20 0 0 0 0.20
Grandi 373.60 0 1483.27 0 0 0 0 0 1830.89 3687.76
GranMa 109.34 0 100.99 24.29 0 78.42 18.10 369.38 0 700.52
Joey 0 0 1191.03 0 0 0.02 0 0 0 1191.05
Jutta 0 0 0 0 0 11.33 0 0 0 11.33
Katani 3490.25 35.00 419.32 0 0 0 0 0 5046.97 8991.54
Picolo 3777.03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 516.84 4293.87
Silesia 0.02 3.00 0 0 0 1.98 0 2.00 0 7.00
USO-31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.31 0 3.31
X-59 (Hemp Nut) 3197.49 26.77 2808.60 0 0 5.50 0 4.10 4040.06 10082.53
OtherTable 2 footnote 1 0 0 0.18 0 0 1.53 3.23 0 1.67 6.61
Total 18083.01 80.16 12085.27 203.33 78.29 474.46 51.96 2037.67 22759.62 55853.97

Industrial Hemp Section
Authorizations Division
Office of Controlled Substances
Opioid Response Team
Health Canada
E-mail: hemp-chanvre@hc-sc.gc.ca

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