From 2009 to now this website has served as a diary and chronicle of the Colorado process of moving hemp from illegal status to, in 2013, the first U.S. hemp harvest in over 50 years. It is my hope that it will continue to be a tool and resource for those states which are going through that process now. There is a wealth of information here. Early on much time is spent educating citizens and legislators about the difference between hemp and marijuana, from conversations that start with “Heh, heh, can I smoke my drapes?” but, with time, evolving into grown-up conversations and greater understanding of this miracle of a plant and its enormous benefits to the environment, agriculture, and the economy. Colorado is now the epicenter of hemp and the excitement of seeing a legitimate hemp industry coalesce is beyond gratifying. We want this for the world! I will keep this site for the purpose of helping those who are coming up behind us, but I have ceased posting here as we move to the future. If you’re interested in knowing where we are today, please visit www.rockymountainhempassociation.org and www.nationalhempassociation.org to take a look at that future.