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Mon May 5, 2014, 06:48 PM

 

Historic planting of Colorado’s first state regulated industrial hemp crop

http://kunc.org/post/colorado-hemp-growers-begin-historic-planting-season

An historic planting of Colorado’s first state regulated industrial hemp crop is underway. More than 70 applications to grow the towering cousin of marijuana have come in to the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Hemp plants look similar to marijuana because of their leaf shape, but the plant lacks the intoxicating chemical compound THC. It’s instead grown for its fiber and oil.

Hemp seeds increasingly are being included in cereals, granola bars and protein powders. Hemp oil shows up in personal hygiene products like lotions and salves. The plant’s fibers can be processed into clothing, rope, even automobile interior fabric.

Because the plant is still illegal at the federal level, Colorado law requires growers register with the state. Hemp’s been receiving considerable hype since voters approved its cultivation along with recreational marijuana in 2012. Proponents call it a “miracle crop,” able to withstand drought conditions and with probable untapped market potential.

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Damansarajaya May 2014 OP
hobbit709 May 2014 #1
YOHABLO May 2014 #2
WhiteTara May 2014 #5
msongs May 2014 #3
Marrah_G May 2014 #4

Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Mon May 5, 2014, 06:52 PM

1. Hemp IS Cannabis

low potency variety but it can be bred to increase potency. Letting it go to seed reduced THC content in ANY variety.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Mon May 5, 2014, 06:55 PM

2. I'm moving to Colorado .. they seem to have some intelligence.

 

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #2)

Mon May 5, 2014, 08:42 PM

5. They have their share of crazies

don't you worry.

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Mon May 5, 2014, 07:17 PM

3. the cotton lobby willl not like this nt

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Response to Damansarajaya (Original post)

Mon May 5, 2014, 07:21 PM

4. Wonderful news

Hemp makes the most wonderful fabric. Strong, soft, enduring, easy to dye.

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