Overview of Hemp in Colorado
Amendment X passed by ballot initiative in 2018 removing the definition of “Industrial Hemp” from the Colorado constitution,
” …federal law is expected to change to permit more hemp cultivation and having the definition of industrial hemp in the state’s constitution prevents the legislature from adapting state laws in accordance with changes at the federal level.”
Colorado has passed five hemp bills into law over the past 13 years covering topics from wastewater use to tracking technology and water rights.
Hemp was then federally legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill, signed December 20, 2018.