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Are Hemp Seeds Legal in Colorado

Are seeds legal in Colorado?


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Colorado requires all hemp growers to have a licensed issued by the State, by purchasing seeds from our website you certify that you are legal and licensed to possess hemp seeds.


NOTE: The Colorado Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Program will continue to operate as is, under the 2014 Farm Bill, until the USDA approved state plan is adopted November 1, 2020.



(1) “Certified Seed” means Industrial Hemp Seed, including Colorado Heritage Cannabis Seed, that has been certified by an organization recognized by the Department as having no more than three-tenths of a one percent of Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol concentration on a dry-weight basis. 

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

35-61-104. Registration – cultivation of industrial hemp – research and development growth – rules. (1) (a) A person wishing to engage in industrial hemp cultivation for commercial purposes or to grow industrial hemp for research and development purposes in any given year shall apply to the department for a registration in a form and manner determined by the commissioner, in consultation with the committee, by May 1 of the year in which the applicant plans to grow prior to planting the industrial hemp for commercial or research and development purposes. The application must include the name and address of the applicant and the legal description, global positioning system location, and map of the land area on which the applicant plans to engage in industrial hemp cultivation or research and development growth operations. The applicant shall also submit to the department the fee required by section 35-61-106 (2). APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION IS A MATTER OF STATEWIDE CONCERN


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