June 7th, 2013 - 5:22 PM § in Ag Hemp

Colorado Nullifies Federal Hemp Ban With Governor’s Signature

By Ronald Martin, June 7, 2013 COLORADO SPRINGS – On Tuesday, Colorado Gov.John Hickenlooper signed SB13-241 into law, effectively nullifying the federal ban on industrial hemp farming in the Centennial State.Under the new law, the Colorado Department of Agriculture can create a state Industrial[...]

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 [...]

May 8th, 2013 - 3:56 AM § in Farmers, Hemp Politics

Colorado Hemp Bill Passes

May 6th, 2013 – Colorado SB13-241 made it over the last legislative hurdle, the House of Representatives, with unanimous approval. From the Senate floor, through four committees and the House floor, there was only one NO vote. Senator Lundberg (R) voted against it, not because he opposes hemp cult[...]

April 28th, 2013 - 1:02 PM § in Ag Hemp

The Dirt on Hemp

Colorado hemp grower to plant historic first U.S. crop in decades UPDATED:   04/21/2013 01:01:53 AM MDT By Steve Raabe The Denver Post Ryan Loflin, owner of Colorado Hemp, is leasing 60 acres of his father’s alfalfa farm in Springfield to plant hemp and install a press to squeeze the oil from[...]

April 27th, 2013 - 3:55 PM § in Ag Hemp

Two Legislators Push Industrial Hemp

  By Charles Ashby Monday, January 21, 2013 DENVER — Hemp suffers from a bad image problem. Though hemp does contain a trace amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, the active chemical in marijuana, it is not pot, not even close, supporters of industrializing it say. It is a highly versatile, drought-tol[...]

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[...]