GROWING OF LOW THC HEMP
Approved by the Board of Directors at the 45th Annual General Me
WHEREAS; the Federal Government is presently allowing the cultivation of low THC marijuana for use as raw material in the production of paper, cloth, building material and other products,
WHEREAS; to grow such crop, a licence must be obtained from Health and Welfare Canada. Before such licence is issued, a grower must obtain a letter of "No Objection" from the local police authority,
WHEREAS; although Health and Welfare Canada issues the licence, they do not have a regulatory body in place to ensure there is no abuse, as they perceive this to be a police issue,
WHEREAS; police are not a crop assessment body and should not have to take samples and analyze them to determine THC levels. Nor should the police be required to assess security or monitor a hemp crop grown under a licence issued by Health and Welfare Canada,
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police until such time as appropriate regulations, monitoring systems, security and enforcement procedures are implemented by Health and Welfare Canada, does not condone the growing of low THC hemp.