Archive for the ‘Colorado State Legislature’ Category

December 11th, 2013 - 1:07 PM § in Ag Hemp, Agricultural Hemp Initiative, Colorado State Legislature, CSU

Mission Accomplished

It was seven years from start to finish: that is from not-a-glimmer-of-hope in 2006 to the first modern-day harvest in the U.S. in 2013. The early years were spent thinking of things to do to get the ball rolling.  Every morning I would ask myself “What can I do today to further the cause?[...]

May 29th, 2013 - 9:48 AM § in Ag Hemp, Colorado State Legislature, Farmers

Hick Signs Hemp Law in Colorado!

May 28, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper signed SB13-241-“The Casey Bill” making it possible for Colorado farmers to plant hemp for commercial purposes in the 2014 planting season. What was once considered radical has become mainstream in Colorado. What a great place to live! Eighty-six year [...]

April 11th, 2013 - 5:14 PM § in Ag Hemp, Colorado State Legislature, CSU, Farmers, Hemp Politics

SB13-241 Heard in Ag Committee 4/10/13

Having already been introduced on the Senate floor, Colorado SB13-241 was heard by the Senate Agricultural Committee on April 10, 2013, and passed with enthusiastic unanimity. Testimonials were intelligent, articulate, and persuasive.  President of the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Kent Peppler, De[...]

February 24th, 2010 - 5:51 AM § in Ag Hemp, Colorado State Legislature, Hemp Politics

Why Is Legislation Necessary in Colorado?

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF A RESOLUTION OR BILL To join together with other states to encourage Congress to allow reintroduction of industrial hemp in the U.S. so that its benefits may be enjoyed by both agriculture and industry. To establish a registration process for farmers desiring to cultivate industr[...]

July 7th, 2009 - 4:42 PM § in Ag Hemp, Colorado State Legislature, CSU, Farmers, Industrial Hemp

Pent up Market Demand… Our Canadian Connection

"There is such a market pull for industrial hemp that Canadian farmers simply can't meet the demand."[...]