HEMP CREAM TURNS HEADS
GUELPH, Ont. -- Christina Anderman sheepishly admits she has been
experimenting with hemp-based ice cream since 1997 - one year before the
federal government made it legal once again for Canadian farmers to grow
hemp. "I used seeds imported from Asia," she said. "It got a lot easier in
1998 when Canadian farmers were allowed to grow hemp."
Now Christina and husband Robbie buy directly from Ontario farmers, often
stopping by to check on crops on their way to various trade shows to
promote their Cool Hemp ice cream and other products.
The Andermans were among the more than 130 exhibitors at last weekend's
24th annual Organic Agriculture Conference and Organic Expo at the
University of Guelph, and were also among the busiest.
Christina Anderman acknowledged the idea of making ice cream from hemp
naturally attracts a lot of attention, particularly among the predominantly
young crowd that wandered about two floors of displays in the University
"Some people wonder whether you can get high from eating it, but of course
Commercially grown hemp does not contain THC, the chief intoxicant in marijuana.