NOTE: The Colorado Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Program will continue to operate as is, under the 2014 Farm Bill, until the USDA approved state plan is adopted November 1, 2020.
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 (THC) concentration of no more than three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry weight basis.
Under State and Federal law, the CDA tests for total THC through the process of post-decarboxylation.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture's Industrial Hemp Program regulates only the cultivation of industrial hemp. The Department also administers a certified seed program.
The Industrial Hemp Program does not have jurisdiction over the processing, sale or distribution of industrial hemp.