It is now officially Colorado Hemp Week in the state of Colorado!
It feels great to have our local leaders acknowledging the importance of this amazing, but once prohibited plant! Huge thanks to our friends and fellow cannabis advocates, Samantha Walsh and Ean Seeb for their work on this project!
via Governor Jared Polis:
“Colorado was the first state in the nation to bring back the cultivation of hemp after 75 years of prohibition and we lead the nation in industrial hemp production acreage. Hemp is a necessary agricultural commodity to promote conservation and hemp products can provide sustainable solutions and options for consumers and businesses. Happy Colorado Hemp Week!”
STATE OF COLORADO
WHEREAS, Colorado was the first state in the nation to bring back the cultivation of hemp after 75 years of prohibition and
WHEREAS, Colorado leads the nation in industrial hemp production acreage; and
WHEREAS, Colorado held the first historic hemp harvest since the crop was reintroduced; and
WHEREAS, Colorado has long recognized the strong economic potential that hemp production offers our agricultural sector as a food, fiber and cannabinoid producer and the increasing consumer demand for hemp products in Colorado; and
WHEREAS, Colorado has been a national leader in developing public policies that support hemp production, protect farmers and consumers, and treat hemp as an important agricultural product and not a controlled substance; and
WHEREAS, Colorado was the first state in the nation to recognize hemp as a food product and agricultural commodity: and
WHEREAS, Colorado is committed to expanding research and development of the hemp industry with a Hemp Center of Excellence: and
WHEREAS, Colorado is committed to building strong hemp businesses that empty thousands of people across our state: and
WHEREAS, Hemp is a necessary agricultural commodity to promote conservation; and
WHEREAS, Hemp products can provide sustainable solutions and options for consumers; and businesses;
Therefore, I, Jared Polis, Governor of the State of Colorado do hereby proclaim the period between Jun 6, 2020 and June 13 2020 as
COLORADO HEMP WEEK in the state of Colorado.
GIVEN under my hand and the Executive Seal of the State of Colorado, this sixth day of June, 2020