Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law a bill that alters the state’s Food and Drug Act to explicitly allow products containing industrial hemp.
Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1295 into law on Wednesday, following unanimous approval in both the House of Representatives (62 to 0) and Senate (35 to 0). The measure will take full effect on August 8.
According to its official summary; “The bill establishes that food and cosmetics are not adulterated or misbranded by virtue of containing industrial hemp. The bill also sets forth the department of public health and environment’s powers with regard to applicants and registrants engaged in, or attempting to engage in, the wholesale food selling, manufacturing, processing, or storage of an industrial hemp product, as that term is defined in the bill.”