AG-18-1-Industrial Hemp in Colorado

WHEREAS “Industrial Hemp” means a plant of the genus Cannabis and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, containing a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry weight basis, as defined by the Industrial Hemp Regulatory Program Act, Title 35, Article 61, C.R.S., and

WHEREAS Colorado is a leading producer of Industrial Hemp in the United States, and

WHEREAS The agricultural economy benefits from additional options, such as industrial hemp, and would provide new markets which could be profitable for some farmers. Research and experience show that hemp has many potential uses including but not limited to:

  • From the seed – Breads, cereals, protein powders, flour, animal food from the stalk – animal bedding, chemical absorbent, biofuel/ethanol, and


  • We support the production, processing, commercialization and utilization of industrial hemp
  • Industrial hemp should not be listed as a controlled substance under Federal regulations
  • Industrial hemp should be regulated by USDA rather than the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)


Adopted 7/7/2018


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