Hemp taking off as viable product, and Colorado entrepreneurs are at the forefront of industry

Rianna Meyer doesn’t like talking about herself. When prompted, she ticks off a list of milestones: joining the Air Force, becoming a firefighting captain, finding her way to the Antarctic by way of Thailand. Her words tumble out with quick cadence, ready to talk about her latest adventure: hemp farming.…

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No on Amendment X: Keep hemp legal and constitutional

Sure sounds like routine fine-tuning; Amendment X would “change the industrial hemp definition from constitutional to statutory.” Problem is, we have a constitution because we don’t trust politicians to pass statutes protecting our rights. How about this, for example? Let’s transform the right to freedom of speech from “constitutional to…

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After 80-Year Prohibition, US Senate Finally Legalizes Hemp

After 80-Year Prohibition, US Senate Finally Legalizes Hemp The US Senate has just passed a bill that would legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity, according to reports from the United Press International (UPI). The measure is part of the Farm Bill, supported by Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican leader. “I have…

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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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