With the passage of Amendment 64, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is required to perform such regulatory functions as registration of growers and oversight of crop inspections. However, the CDA warns growers that “while Colorado legalized the production of Industrial Hemp (Cannabis spp), growing is still considered illegal by the Federal Law.” Therefore, some factors in hemp cultivation cannot be addressed by the State, including pesticide use and farm subsidies. The CDA has set up a website with links to information on industrial hemp cultivation. Here you can find registration forms, rules and regulations, legal statements, the CDA’s inspection policy, FAQs, and more.
For more information on the legal aspects of Amendment 64 in Colorado, see the official Report from the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force.