ABOUT US

The mission of Western Slope Hemp Growers is to assist western Colorado farmers who are interested in growing industrial hemp by networking with potential partners to create green jobs and green products for Coloradans.

Western Slope Hemp Growers is a trade created to strengthen the solidarity and effectiveness of hemp farmers on the western slope of Colorado. Colorado has the potential to create a new economy with industrial hemp. Our purpose is to assist western Colorado farmers who are interested in growing industrial hemp by networking with potential partners to create green jobs and green products for Coloradans.

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Approved by CO Dept of Ag

“Thank you for submitting your Hemp Harvest Notification. Your statement of disposition is consistent with the program rules for Research and Development as the seed and plant material are not intended for sale but to be used for fiber and biomass research. The information and updates you share are helpful for us to gain a better understanding of the challenges our registrants face in this emerging industry. Your resilience and forthright communication only work to strengthen and improve Colorado’s hemp industry.”
Sharon Farr, Administrative Assistant, Division of Plant Industry

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The many uses of hemp

Hemp can be used for food, fuel, building materials, paper, fiber, plastics and cosmetics. The list of eco-friendly applications for hemp is endless. Many American companies are using industrial hemp sourced from other countries in a wide variety of products and the market is steadily growing. Our goal is to help western Colorado growers take advantage of this market and gain a foothold in the hemp economy.

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Colorado hemp in the news

RSS Hemp Industry Daily

  • Five things CBD insiders are looking for from the FDA May 21, 2019
    The hemp industry cheered when the plant was legalized last year. But the promise of hassle-free commerce from hemp’s most valuable product – the cannabinoids in its flowers – has remained elusive. That’s because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration waited less than 24 hours after hemp was legalized to extinguish hopes that cannabinoids, especially […]
    Kristen Nichols
  • Acknowledging hemp ‘uncertainty,’ FDIC chief says banking rules sufficient May 20, 2019
    Banks may be hesitant to serve hemp companies because of confusion about marijuana laws, the top U.S. bank insurer says. But that doesn’t mean financial institutions should require a new law guaranteeing hemp banking, said Jelena McWilliams, head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), which insures deposits. McWilliams was asked about hemp banking during […]
    Kristen Nichols
  • Canadian hemp growers, health food makers fighting CBD limits May 17, 2019
    Canada is wrongly treating hemp extracts like marijuana, limiting opportunities for farmers and creating a black market for CBD, according to a trade group that wants Canadian health authorities to reclassify hemp-derived CBD. Canadian hemp growers, health food makers fighting CBD limits is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for […]
    Kristen Nichols
  • Arizona hemp breeder buying two greenhouses May 17, 2019
    An Arizona hemp company selling feminized hempseeds and clones said it is buying two greenhouses to increase production. According to HempWave, the new greenhouses – in Phoenix and Willcox, Arizona – total 210,000 square feet. The company said the additional greenhouse space will allow it to produce more than 500,000 seeds and 4.5 million clones […]
    Kristen Nichols
  • Ohio hemp company hit with federal labor lawsuit May 16, 2019
    North Coast Natural Solutions, a Cleveland hemp manufacturing facility that hasn’t yet opened, is being sued by two employees who claim they haven’t been paid for more than a month of training. Ty Williams, CEO of Level 5 Global Corp., a Maryland-based business consulting firm, announced last fall that the company planned to open a hemp manufacturing […]
    Laura Drotleff

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