Industrial Hemp

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CDA Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

The CDA is announcing the approval of three Industrial Hemp seed varieties. The CDA Approved varieties are: Eletta Campana, Fibranova and Helena. The approval is based on growing these varieties at locations statewide and testing for THC concentration and trueness to type.

A full press release is available.


What is Industrial Hemp?

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.

"Importation of viable industrial hemp seed across State lines and Country boundaries is illegal under the Federal Controlled Substances Act without a Schedule I drug permit."


Why does the program use 0.3% on a dry weight basis for the THC concentration?

Article XVIII Section 16 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado states:

Personal use and regulation of marijuana.

(1) Purpose and findings.

   (c) In the interest of enacting rational policies for the treatment of all variations of the cannabis plant, the people of Colorado further find and declare that industrial hemp should be regulated separately from strains of cannabis with higher delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentrations.

 

(2) Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires,

  (d) "Industrial hemp" means the plant of the genus cannabis and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed three-tenths percent on a dry weight basis.

The Colorado General Assembly and the Governor in developing state law for the industrial hemp regulatory program in Title 35 Article 61 adopted the same definition of industrial hemp.

C.R.S. 35-61-101 (7) "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 bais.

  

Based on the above constitutional language and state statute CDA's Industrial Hemp Regulatory Program uses the 0.3% THC concentration limit.


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.


Industrial Hemp News and Information:

 

Industrial Hemp Registration Forms:

Industrial Hemp Reports:

 

Industrial Hemp Act and Rules

 

Industrial Hemp Advisory Committee


Contact Us:

  • Duane Sinning
  • Assistant Director
  • Phone: (303) 869-9068
  • Fax: (303) 466-2860  

Questions & Concerns regarding the hemp program

  • Maureen West
  • Program Manager
  • Phone: 303-869-9082

Questions regarding the hemp program registration

  • Terry Moran
  • Industrial Hemp Certified Seed Specialist
  • 303-869-9078

Questions regarding certified seed

  • Jessica Quinn
  • Program Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: 303-869-9055