Hemp in food

 
Colorado Revised Statues (C.R.S.) §35-61-101(7) defines insturial hemp as: 
 
"... 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 on a dry weight basis.”
 
Industrial hemp (IH) production is allowed in Colorado. Operators who manufacture food products containing industrial hemp must be able to demonstrate that the hemp comes from an approved source, that it conforms to the standard of identity established in statute, and that other parts of the plant (seed meal, flour and oil) are not above allowable treshholds for THC. Operators must be in good standing and compliance with the governing laws of the state or country of origin. The product must also be clearly labeled as containing hemp (and CBD if applicable), include a "not tested by FDA for efficacy and safety" statement, and not make any health claims.
 
We regulate CBD derived from industrial hemp as either a food ingredient or as a nutritional supplement. We don't currently place age restrictions on who can purchase, consume, dose or ingest these products, except when it is combined with other age-restricted commodities (i.e. alcohol or marijuana-infused products). 
 
Learn
 
A collaborative effort between multiple state and local agencies, tribal leaders and industry experts to determine a blueprint for this emerging industry.
 
Specific information and regulation references. 
 
Questions, answers and guidance provided by CDPHE.
 
Suggestions to make your operation more compliant.
 
Questions, answers and guidance provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
 
List of approved sources for manufactured foods. Includes industrial hemp operators.
 
Apply
 
Apply for industrial hemp registration
Registration is specific to the owner and location and is not transferrable. Make sure to complete both pages and submit the appropriate documentation. In addition to this application, you may need to submit additional documentation or information, depending on your business type:
Industrial Hemp Extractors:
  • Include your extraction methods and all chemicals used;
  • Include all locally required permitting and approval documentation, including fire inspection approval, and;
  • Indicate the source(s) for your hemp or CBD (crude, isolate, etc.).