January 29, 2015

by Green Beat Reporter

The 2014 Farm Bill, which allows states with legal cannabis to perform research on industrial hemp, has opened the door for Colorado State University to study the plant.

Industrial hemp is defined by the state of Colorado and the Farm Bill as Cannabis sativa L. The plant must contain an average delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of 0.3 percent or less, on a dry weight basis.

According to Mark Wdowick, assistant vice president for CSU’s Research and Industry Partnerships, the University is considering hemp cultivation studies, and plans to plant hemp seeds in the summer of 2015.

CSU plans to collaborate with CU and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) for the hemp research. The Colorado Research for Novel Translational Applications, or CoHeReNT will oversee this research.