Industrial Hemp

The video of the Plant Patent and Certified Seed Seminar has been posted on the CDA Video page!

The speakers included James Weatherly the Executive Director of the Seed Innovation Protection Alliance, Barb Campbell of Cochran Freund & Young LLC, Frank Curtis, COO of Limagrain, Rick Novak of Colorado State University Seed Lab and Duane Sinning from the Colorado Department of Agriculture.



Industrial hemp means a plant of the genus cannabis and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, containing a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no more than three-tenths of one percent on a dry weight basis.
The Industrial Hemp Program registers growers of industrial hemp and samples the crop to verify that the THC concentration does not exceed 0.3% on dry weight basis.
Registration is required for both commercial production as well as for research and development with industrial hemp.
Industrial Hemp Videos
The Colorado Department of Agriculture Hemp Program will be streaming meetings and seminars live. If you missed a meeting or seminar please visit the video page where we will be archiving the videos.
"Importation of viable industrial hemp seed across State lines and Country boundaries is illegal under the Federal Controlled Substances Act."
Industrial Hemp Registration Forms:
Industrial Hemp Reports:

Industrial Hemp Act and Rules

Colorado Industrial Hemp Act (2015)

Effective 3/30/2015: 8 CCR 1203-23 Rules Pertaining to the Administration and Enforcement of the Industrial Hemp Regulatory Program Act

Industrial Hemp Advisory Committee

Hemp Committee Contact Information

Hemp Advisory Committee Meeting



Contact Us:

Duane Sinning
Assistant Director
Phone: (303) 869-9068
Fax: (303) 466-2860 
Contact person for the following;
  • Questions & Concerns regarding the hemp program
Maureen West
Program Manager
Phone: 303-869-9082
Contact person for the following;
  • Questions regarding the hemp program
  • Registration
Terry Moran
Industrial Hemp Certified Seed Specialist
Phone: 303-869-9078
Contact person for the following;
  • Questions regarding certified seed