Western Slope’s Only Hemp Farm Begins Harvesting In Delta

gorilla_growing.jpg“I cant buy it outside of Colorado, said Richard. I have to buy it in state and seeds were very hard to find.” The legal process of growing hemp is lengthy as well. You must first register with the Colorado Department of Agriculture, pay numerous fees, and you must file a report annually that includes verification of the crops and documentation of the purchase agreement with a hemp processor.

You must also schedule when you will be planting and harvesting and can only grow up to seven acres. None of the hemp that is grown by farmers can contain pesticides or fertilizer. According to The National Hemp Association, hemp is a cousin to marijuana, grown from the cannabis plant, but has less than .3-percent of THC.

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