Hemp

A field of legal cannabis plants selected for their low content of THC grows in France in 2014. Cannabis is the source of hemp, which is used in a variety of applications including insulation, textiles, rope and paper. France is the second largest producer of industrial hemp in the world after China.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Hemp Seed Bill Clears Colorado Senate

An effort to help Colorado’s new hemp farmers find seeds that produce hemp and not marijuana is advancing in the state Legislature.

04/23/2015

A field of legal cannabis plants selected for their low content of THC grows in France in 2014. Cannabis is the source of hemp, which is used in a variety of applications including insulation, textiles, rope and paper. France is the second largest producer of industrial hemp in the world after China.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Hemp Expo Held In Loveland As Pot Rules Are Changing

Once banned because it is a close cousin to marijuana, hemp is coming back in Colorado and now has its own convention, attracting international interest as a new crop for farmers struggling to find new crops to stay afloat.

04/04/2015

CBS4's Lauren DiSpirito talks with farmer Kirk Eppelsheimer about hemp farming (credit: CBS)

Uncertainty Dominates New Hemp Market

Marijuana’s square cousin, industrial hemp, has come out of the black market and is now legal for farmers to cultivate, opening up a new lucrative market. That was the idea, anyway.

06/07/2014

CBS4's Lauren DiSpirito talks with farmer Kirk Eppelsheimer about hemp farming (credit: CBS)

Ag Secretary: US Must Figure Out Hemp Production

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday he’s working with the Department of Justice to permit the importation of hemp seeds for cultivation.

05/20/2014

CBS4's Lauren DiSpirito talks with farmer Kirk Eppelsheimer about hemp farming (credit: CBS)

Colorado Angles To Expand Hemp Industry

Colorado is just starting its experiment with industrial hemp production. But interest in the new crop is so strong that the state is moving to expand the number and size of farms that can grow marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin.

04/18/2014

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Hemp Registration Opens For Farmers In Colorado

Hemp registration is open for farmers in Colorado, the first state to start regulating industrial hemp since the federal government allowed limited hemp regulation.

03/01/2014

Colorado Department of Agriculture (credit: colorado.gov)

Colorado Adopts Regulations For Hemp Farming

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has adopted the state’s first industrial hemp rules that went into effect before New Year’s Day.

01/02/2014

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Legal Or Not, Industrial Hemp Harvested In Colorado

Southeast Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin tried an illegal crop this year. He didn’t hide it from neighbors, and he never feared law enforcement would come asking about it.

10/12/2013

Rep. Jared Polis (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hemp Flag To Fly Over U.S. Capitol On July 4

An American flag made of industrial hemp will fly over the U.S. Capitol on Independence Day.

07/03/2013

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Hemp Regulation Advances In Colorado

Colorado farmers who want to grow newly legal industrial hemp are closer to being allowed to do it. A state Senate vote Friday puts a hemp regulation measure halfway to the governor’s desk.

04/19/2013

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