What is Industrial Hemp?

Industrial hemp means a plant of the genus Cannabis and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, containing a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry weight basis.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program regulates only the cultivation of industrial hemp.  The Department also administers a certified seed program.

The Industrial Hemp Program does not have jurisdiction over the processing, sale or distribution of industrial hemp.

Contact Information


Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.

Jessica Quinn
Program Administrative Assistant
Questions regarding the hemp program registration
Phone: (303)869-9055
Fax: (303)466-2860

Industrial Hemp Rules


Industrial Hemp Act


Frequently Asked Questions


[source Colorado Dept of Ag]

Updated on July 16, 2020

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