Concerning the regulation of industrial hemp as an agricultural product, and, in connection therewith, identifying the unprocessed seeds of industrial hemp as a commodity under the “Commodity Handler Act” and industrial hemp as a farm product under the “Farm Products Act”.

Summary:

Section 1 of the bill includes the unprocessed seeds of industrial hemp in the definition of ‘commodity’ within the ‘Commodity Handler Act’, thus subjecting a person who acts as a commodity handler with respect to the unprocessed seeds of industrial hemp to the licensing requirements set forth in the ‘Commodity Handler Act’.

Section 2 includes industrial hemp in the definition of ‘farm products’ within the ‘Farm Products Act’, thus subjecting a person who acts as a farm products dealer, small-volume dealer, or agent to the licensing requirements set forth in the ‘Farm Products Act’.

Section 3 reiterates these licensing requirements within the act governing industrial hemp cultivation in Colorado.

Section 4 authorizes the commissioner to set a fee schedule for industrial hemp cultivation registration.

Sponsors:

Senator Vicki Marble | Senator Don Coram | Representative Marc Catlin | Representative Barbara McLachlan

Signed on May 29th 2018 By: Crisanta Duran (Speaker of The House of Representatives) ; Kevin J. Grantham (President of The Senate) ; Marilyn Eddins (Chief Clerk of The House of Representatives) ; Effie Ameen (Secretary of The Senate) ; John W. Hickenlooper (Governor of The State of Colorado)