In 2017, the Conseil de développement économique de l’Alberta (CDÉA) received financial support from the Government of Alberta (CARES Program) to explore the possibility of developing the hemp fibre industry in Alberta. The project is called ”HANA” for Hemp Alberta Northern Advantage.

HANA is an independent steering committee working with the Alberta hemp fibre value chain in Canada and internationally to drive the development and utilization of Canadian hemp fibre products.