Hemp products now regulated like food ingredients in Colorado

Colorado law now stipulates that hemp products will be regulated like food ingredients. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed House Bill 1295, which formalizes an 11-month-old state policy that applies existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp oil-infused coffees and hemp-derived extracts rich in the non-psychoactive compound cannabidiol.…

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Pass the hemp: Colorado prepares to regulate the plant like any other food ingredient

With the stroke of a pen, hemp could be treated like any other food ingredient under Colorado law. A bill is on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk to apply existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp oil-infused coffee and CBD-rich extracts made from the non-psychoactive cannabis…

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Colorado senators throw their support behind Majority Leader McConnell’s hemp bill

The U.S. senators from cannabis-friendly Colorado are formally supporting a federal push to legalize hemp. Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, signed on as co-sponsors of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bill to let states treat hemp like any other…

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New Belgium’s new hemp beer is on tap now. Except in Kansas. Here’s why.

Beer aficionados and hemp advocates across the country can now toast a pint of New Belgium’s Hemperor HPA. Except in Kansas, where the craft brew — like hemp — is banned. New Belgium announces The Hemperor HPA hemp beer. (photo provided by New Belgium Brewery) The “hemp pale ale” three…

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