Colorado Department of Agriculture Adopts Rules for Legal Hemp Production

Colorado Department of Agriculture Adopts Rules for Legal Hemp Production

The Colorado Department of Agriculture announced late this week that it has officially adopted the state’s first-ever rules and regulations for industrial hemphemphemp, following the state’s recent legalization of hemp production.

The new rules, which are in immediate effect, allows hemp producers to begin registering with the Department’s industrial hemp program beginning March 1st.

“These rules are the first step to allow Colorado producers to legally grow industrial hemp,” says Colorado Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture Ron Carleton.

To grow hemp during the 2014 cultivation season, producers must register by May 1st. According to the Department, the annual registration fee will be $200, plus an additional $1 per acre (if the individual or group is planning to cultivate their hemp for research purposes, the fee will be altered to $100, plus $5 per acre).

Under the state’s law, farmers must keep their hemp at or below 0.3% THC.

More information on Colorado’s hemp rules can be found by clicking here.


1 Comment

  • David Aquarius
    January 7, 2014

    Congrats to my buds in CO!

    The Centennial State is kicking ass in the Cannabis Wars.

    Washington is still trying to figure out which end of the shovel is the working end. This should be happening here. Thousands of empty or under used acres of farmland could be gearing up for hemp this spring but that’s not in the cards. Why? Because the short-sighted, poorly written I-502 failed us again. Instead of making us growers, it makes us criminals. Instead of providing us with a sustainable industry, ripe with opportunity for innovation and entrepreneurship, it gives us empty fields and emptier promises. Instead of making us self sufficient, it makes us dependent on the whim of the Liquor Control Board (a group of people who are not shy about telling us how they opposed the law but will ‘administer it fairly’)

    I see Colorado as a beacon of hope, showing the rest of the country how to end prohibition responsibly. If Colorado is that light, Washington is a flickering candle awaiting the WSLCB’s gust of wind.

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