Industrial hemp produces the strongest, most durable natural soft-fibre on earth. As a result, hemp cloth is stronger, more durable, warmer and more absorbent than cotton and unlike cotton, it can also be grown in Canada. If intended for paper, hemp produces four times more pulp per acre than do trees, and can be made into a type of concrete that holds numerous construction capabilities, including use as a foundation stronger than concrete.
Despite their unsuitability for growing recreational marijuana, red tape and excessive regulations discourage farmers from growing industrial hemp. For example, licenses for farming industrial hemp last only a year, forcing farmers to fill voluminous paperwork and navigate bureaucracy every year they wish to harvest hemp.
Help Elizabeth cut the red tape! Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible to sign it, and mail it – postage free – to either her Ottawa or Sidney offices. With as few as 25 signatures, Elizabeth can present your petition to the government in the House of Commons.
180 people have signed this petition. Add your voice to the growing number of Canadians speaking out about this issue.
Your petitioners call upon the federal Health Minister to consult with industrial hemp farmers and entrepreneurs to ascertain which regulations and red tape are unnecessarily restrictive.