Public Invited To Provide Input On Colorado State Hemp Plan
In keeping with the state of Colorado’s efforts to develop a robust hemp industry since the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) launched a hemp pilot program in 2014, stakeholder feedback is now being sought for the continued development of Colorado’s State Hemp Plan.
In January 2021, USDA responded to public comments, including extensive comments submitted by CDA, by publishing a vastly improved and revised Final Hemp Rule. While CDA continues to advocate for additional rule revisions to create even more flexibility for producers, Colorado is also developing a revised state plan to be submitted to USDA for approval to allow the state to continue operating its industrial hemp program in compliance with federal regulations.
CDA believes that stakeholder engagement is central to the success of a comprehensive state plan, and is inviting the public to participate in a virtual meeting to hear an overview of the plan and provide input to areas where the Final Rule has provided room for flexibility:
Colorado Hemp State Plan – Public Stakeholder Meeting
Additionally, the CDA Hemp Advisory Committee will convene virtually for a consultation meeting about the state plan. The public is invited to listen and provide comment following the meeting:
Colorado Hemp State Plan – Hemp Advisory Committee Consultation
Please contact CDA’s Industrial Help Program at [email protected] with questions or for more information.