This page provides the latest information on hemp legislation and regulations for
those working on industrial hemp in Colorado.
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Colorado Hemp Regulations
The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has proposed revisions to existing hemp regulations including a fee increase and a number of rule changes. The CDA will hold public hearings on January 23, 2015 at 10:00 am in Broomfield, CO according to the notice of public rulemaking.
Colorado Hemp Laws & Legislation
Colorado State General Assembly
Concerning oversight of the Industrial Hemp Program. Introduced in the Senate on 4/4/2014. Summarized bill history. Download the text of SB14-184 as Introduced here (PDF file 45k).
Concerning the creation of a program in the Department of Agriculture to regulate industrial hemp production. Introduced in the Senate on 4/1/2013. Summarized bill history. Download the text of SB13-241 as Introduced here (PDF file 45k).
Concerning the establishment of an industrial hemp remediation pilot program to study phytoremediation through the growth of hemp on contaminated soil. Introduced in House on 1/18/2012. Summarized bill history. Download the text of HB12-1099 as Introduced here (PDF file 28k). Download the text of HB12-1099 as Enacted here (PDF file 33k).
Status: Signed by Gov. Hickenlooper on 6/4/2012.
Concerning the recognition of industrial hemp as a valuable agricultural commodity, and, in connection therewith, urging Congress to clarify the federal definition of industrial hemp, facilitate domestic production of industrial hemp, and remove barriers to state regulation of the production of industrial hemp. Introduced in House on 4/23/10. Passed in House on 5/5/10. Introduced in Senate on 5/6/10. Passed in Senate as amended on 5/12/10. Summarized bill history.
Download the text of HJR10-1027 as Introduced here (PDF file 20k).
Download the text of HJR10-1027 as Engrossed here (PDF file 24k).
Passed in the Senate, but failed in the House Agriculture Committee
after the DEA lobbied against it. Sponsored by Sen. Lloyd Casey.
The Colorado Hemp Production Act. Introduced January 25th and assigned to the Senate Agriculture Committee. The 1st hearing held February 9th and 2nd hearing held Feb. 16th. This was the first hemp legislation in the modern era and was sponsored by Sen. Lloyd Casey. Special thanks to the Colorado Hemp Initiative Project (CO-HIP) for pushing to get this bill introduced and all the work they did to try to pass it. Ultimatley this bill failed to pass in the committee due to negative testimony by the DEA, Denver Police Dept., Colorado Sheriffs Drug Watch International and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Quick Links Concerning Industrial Hemp in Colorado
Colorado Department of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp
Colorado Revised Statutes:
Main Index & Statute Search
Colorado Reports & Studies
Industrial Hemp as a Cash Crop for Colorado Farmers
Boulder Hemp Initiative Project
Industrial Hemp as a Cash Crop for Colorado Farmers - (PDF file 23k)
History of the Colorado Hemp Initiative Project (CO-HIP)
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