Hickenlooper to sign hemp bill into law in Cortez

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Hickenlooper to sign hemp bill into law in Cortez

New law supports growers relying on federal water
A hemp field in Canada comes into maturity. Hemp is used for industrial products and does well in arid climates like the Southwest. Efforts are underway to deregulate the plant at the federal level, where it is still banned.
A legal hemp test plot is thriving at an undisclosed location in Southwest Colorado. Abdel Berrada, senior researcher for the Colorado State University experiment station in Yellow Jacket, and his team planted 12 varieties in 2016 to determine which would best grow in the climate.
Gov. John Hickenlooper, right, shakes hands with Clement Frost, chairman of the Southern Ute Tribal Council, before his State of the State address in January. Hickenlooper plans to sign the hemp bill in Cortez on Sunday.

Hickenlooper to sign hemp bill into law in Cortez

A hemp field in Canada comes into maturity. Hemp is used for industrial products and does well in arid climates like the Southwest. Efforts are underway to deregulate the plant at the federal level, where it is still banned.
A legal hemp test plot is thriving at an undisclosed location in Southwest Colorado. Abdel Berrada, senior researcher for the Colorado State University experiment station in Yellow Jacket, and his team planted 12 varieties in 2016 to determine which would best grow in the climate.
Gov. John Hickenlooper, right, shakes hands with Clement Frost, chairman of the Southern Ute Tribal Council, before his State of the State address in January. Hickenlooper plans to sign the hemp bill in Cortez on Sunday.
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