May 6th, 2013 – Colorado SB13-241 made it over the last legislative hurdle, the House of Representatives, with unanimous approval. From the Senate floor, through four committees and the House floor, there was only one NO vote. Senator Lundberg (R) voted against it, not because he opposes hemp cultivation, but because he thinks the bill overreaches. That being his reason, we can accurately say we had 100% support for hemp in the Colorado legislature!
Next steps are the Governor’s signature on May 28th and the rule-making process with a deadline of March 1, 2014. By next season we expect to see the emergence of the demand side and farmers will grow according to market needs.