Alberta’s Palliser region is Western Canada’s hemp and cannabis capital. Area hemp farmers grow 40% of the national crop, the region is home to approximately two-thirds of Canada’s irrigated land, and the Town of Redcliff is home to nearly half of Alberta’s total greenhouse square footage.
Medicine Hat is home to Alberta’s highest per capita number of retail cannabis shops. Brooks, Bow Island, and Special Areas are both destinations for hemp extraction, cannabis cultivation, and other value-added activities, with a number of projects underway. Cannabis projects are also slated for the Town of Bassano.