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Friday, January 25, 2008

Hemp promotes marijuana?

Posted By on Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 9:39 AM

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On Thursday afternoon, Sgt. Dean Hoover of the Saskatchewan Drug Unit told Wavy Davy's House Ag Committee via telephone from Saskatoon that that's not what happened up there.

"We really don’t have a big issues with the hemp growers," said Hoover. "It’s such a different looking crop and it really doesn’t look like marijuana," he said. "There’s basically just one flower on top, so most people really don’t know what it is." So we really don’t have a lot of issues.

"It would be really easy to spot marijuana plants in the center of a hemp field because there’s such a difference in the look. Hemp plants are absolutely filled with seeds, and, of course marijuana are all female plants, so there are no seeds. They want the smokable product," said the Sarge from Saskatoon.

As for smoking hemp to get high, said Sgt. Hoover, "You’d have to smoke 400 pounds of it to even get a smile on your face."

As it is, he said, "Marijuana is huge everywhere up here. Most of our marijuana grows are indoors.  A lot better product. Readily available anywhere. Canadian marijuana’s pretty popular. Big indoor hydroponic grows because of the short outdoor growing season."

Hemp in a field has got one stalk coming up and one flower on top, noted Hoover, wheremarijuana plants "have stems coming everywhere and the more bud thebetter. It’s totally different looking."

The Hemp Bill, H.267, appears to be gathering steam.

Interesting.

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Peter Freyne, 1949-2009, wrote the weekly political column "Inside Track," which originated in the Vanguard Press in the mid 1980s; he brought it to Seven Days in 1995. He retired it shortly before his death in January, 2009. We all miss him.

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