Industrial 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 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)

Hemp Expansion Sails Through Colorado Senate

A Colorado bill to expand industrial hemp production has cleared the state Senate and now heads to the House.

04/23/2014

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

(credit: CBS)

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