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The growing field of green - how hemp is taking root in BoCo

 

December 18, 2019

You’re likely to have spotted the recognizable shape of cannabis plants in fields throughout Boulder County and even gotten a whiff of the skunky scent more often this year. Since those spiky-leafed plants are in open fields, rest assured it’s not marijuana – it is hemp.

By definition of the U.S. government, hemp has less than .3% THC, which is the psychoactive element of marijuana. With proper licensing, it’s perfectly legal to grow acres of hemp. But there’s a big learning curve for governmental entities, hopeful hemp farmers, and optimistic investors.

Brian Koontz, Colorado D...



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