"We've heard the concerns around this regulation, and we're going to take this feedback and see if this regulation is the best way to move forward," said Damerla. "[We will] take a hard look and see and make sure that this is in the best interest of Ontario."
Farmers will have to get a licence by the excise department to grow cannabis. Hemp with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content of 0.3 to 1.5 percent can be used for industrial purposes like in the manufacturing of fibre.
"I think that people need to come out as cannabis users," she said. "They need to explain, Hey, I don't do this to get high and drop out of society, I'm going to take this plant that is healthy for me."