The 2018 Farm Bill enabled the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a regulatory authority for hemp, which was announced last fall. The rule mandates that crops containing more than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol need to be destroyed. THC, a psychoactive ingredient, is present in marijuana typically at much higher concentration.
Colorado will submit a hemp management plan to the USDA for approval.
Colorado has been incredibly proactive in promoting the hemp industry for almost a decade.