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Title Aligning State And Federal Law On Hemp
Status Governor Signed (06/30/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Agriculture
House Sponsors B. McLachlan (D)
M. Catlin (R)
Senate Sponsors S. Fenberg (D)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 03/09/2020

The bill aligns Colorado statutes on hemp with federal law,
including adopting federal definitions; requiring authorized samplers to
collect samples from each lot; changing the appointing authority for the
industrial hemp advisory committee to the state agricultural commission;
requiring that all key participants provide a criminal history record check
from the federal bureau of investigation; eliminating authority to grow

hemp for research and development purposes but authorizing a separate
registration and waiver requirement; creating new reporting requirements;
specifying unlawful acts and creating civil penalties for violations; and
giving the commissioner of agriculture investigatory and subpoena

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