Industrial Hemp Licence

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Industrial Hemp Licence

Industrial Hemp Licence

Industrial hemp includes cannabis plants, and parts of the plant of any variety, that contains 0.3 % tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or less in the leaves and flowering heads. An Industrial Hemp Licence opens doors for hemp production businesses. Holders of an Industrial Hemp Licence may grow hemp and produce products using the grain from that crop (e.g. for hulled hemp seed, hemp protein powder, hemp seed oil). Reach out to us if you need assistance obtaining an industrial hemp licence.

Determine the need for an industrial hemp licence

Table 1 can be used to help the applicant determine whether an industrial hemp licence is appropriate for the proposed activities. The table provides an overview of scenarios where an industrial hemp licence is or is not required.

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Industrial hemp licence requirement scenarios
I want to… In the form of… Licence required
Grow industrial hemp Approved cultivars/varieties Industrial hemp licence
Unapproved cultivars/varieties with less than 0.3% THC (weight/weight) in the flowering heads and leaves (for plant breeding/propagation purposes) Industrial hemp licence
Make derivatives/products from industrial hemp Grain (viable grain) (e.g. for hulled hemp seed, hemp protein powder, hemp seed oil) Industrial hemp licence
Non-viable grain (grain that have been specifically rendered non-viable or sterile) No licence required under the Cannabis Act
Bare mature stalks or fibre from those stalks No licence required under the Cannabis Act
Roots or parts of the root No licence required under the Cannabis Act
Flowering heads, leaves, and branches (e.g. extraction to make CBD oil) Cannabis processing or cultivation licence
Sell industrial hemp Seed (pedigreed seed) Industrial hemp licence
Grain (viable grain) Industrial hemp licence
Products/derivatives made from grain (e.g. hulled hemp seed, hemp seed oil, hemp protein powder) that contain 10 μg/g THC or less. No licence required if less than 10µg/g THC after testing and compliant with paragraph 2(1)(b) of the Industrial Hemp Regulations in the case of wholesale sale
Sale to provincial retailers:

 

Cannabis processing or cultivation licence

Sale to consumers:

 

Provincial or territorial sales licence (depends on province or territory)

Sale to registered medical users:

 

Cannabis medical sales licence

Flowering heads, leaves, and branches (to holders of an industrial hemp licence or licence under the Cannabis Regulations only) Industrial hemp licence
Non-viable grain (grain that have been specifically rendered non-viable or sterile) No licence required under the Cannabis Act
Bare mature stalks or fibre from those stalks No licence required under the Cannabis Act
Roots or parts of the root No licence required under the Cannabis Act
Import/export industrial hemp Seed (pedigreed seed) Industrial hemp licence

 

(import/export permit also required for each shipment)

Grain (viable grain) Industrial hemp licence

 

(import/export permit also required for each shipment)

Non-viable grain (grain that have been specifically rendered non-viable) No licence required under the Cannabis Act
Bare mature stalks or fibre from those stalks No licence required under the Cannabis Act
Roots or parts of the root No licence required under the Cannabis Act
Flowering heads, leaves, and branches Any licence under the Cannabis Regulations – only for medical and scientific purposes (import/export permit also required for each shipment)
Products/derivatives made from grain (e.g. hulled hemp seed, hemp seed oil, hemp protein powder) that contain 10 μg/g THC or less. No licence required if less than 10µg/g THC after testing and compliant with paragraph 2(1)(b) of the Industrial Hemp Regulations in the case of wholesale sale.
Products/derivatives made from flowering heads, leaves, or branches (e.g. CBD/CBD oil) Any licence under the Cannabis Regulations – only for medical and scientific purposes (import/export permit also required for each shipment)
Sterilize (render non-viable) grain to make non-viable grain Grain (viable grain) Industrial hemp licence
Clean industrial hemp seed or grain Seed (pedigreed seed) or grain (viable grain) Industrial hemp licence
Prepare (condition) industrial hemp seed Seed (pedigreed seed) Industrial hemp licence
Agronomical Research (soil, plots, crop rotation) Grain (viable grain), fibre or flowering heads, leaves and branches Industrial hemp licence
Research (analytical testing, feminized seeds) Seed (pedigreed seed), grain (viable grain), fibre or flowering heads, leaves and branches Research or Analytical Testing Licence under the Cannabis Regulations