Niagara secures license to grow industrial hemp

September 20, 2021
Niagara College has announced that its Commercial Cannabis Production program has secured a license from Health Canada to grow industrial hemp. The license will allow students to participate in learning and academic research opportunities with Cannabis sativa L. plants, including studying plant genetics, seeding and germination, flower identification, and harvesting and drying hemp. Students will also be able to learn about growing cannabis in agricultural environments, greenhouses, and outdoors. “This is a natural progression for us,” said Niagara’s Dean of Business, Tourism and Environment Alan Unwin. “The crops we’re hoping to grow in the future will provide opportunities for students to participate in all growing sectors.” Niagara (ON)