Industrial Hemp Regulation and Compliance

With approval of Amendment 64 in November 2012, passage of the Industrial Hemp Regulatory Program Act in May 2013, and the promulgation of administrative rules in 2014, the State of Colorado has assumed a position of national leadership in the cultivation, processing, and sale of hemp for research and commercial purposes.

But hemp remains classified as a Schedule I controlled substance and therefore remains largely illegal under federal law. The conflict between state and federal authority has led to much confusion and uncertainty among farmers, processors, retailers and investors hoping to realize the economic potential of industrial hemp.

I advise individuals and companies on federal, state and local statutes and regulations governing the production, transportation, processing, manufacture and sale of hemp plants, raw and processed materials and finished products.

I aim to support broad acceptance of hemp, and to help industrial hemp move into the mainstream of commerce, both within and outside of Colorado.