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Hemp products now regulated like food ingredients in Colorado

Alicia Wallace
The Denver Post
photo- Strava Craft Coffee adding hemp oil
Andrew Aamot, president and co-founder of Strava Craft Coffee adding the hemp oil preparation to that will make a blend of CBD-rich hemp oil-infused coffee. April 24, 2018.
Joe Amon | The Denver Post

Colorado law now stipulates that hemp products will be regulated like food ingredients.

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed House Bill 1295, which formalizes an 11-month-old state policy that applies existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp oil-infused coffees and hemp-derived extracts rich in the non-psychoactive compound cannabidiol.

Beyond codifying existing policy, the “Hemp Products Deemed Not Adulterated or Misbranded” bill was viewed as a novel move to protect the state’s emerging industrial hemp industry as the plant’s legality is debated federally.

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