Thank you for your concern and pro-activeness regarding our greatest issue in our Hemp Industry both here in Colorado and nationwide.
We (the Colorado hemp industry) are raising a total of 80k to pay the 4 hemp lobbyist that will be working to ensure successful passing of the Hemp Foods Bill (bill name to be determined) in 2017.
1. all parts of the Industrial Hemp plant including but not limited to all naturally occurring cannabinoids compounds and derivatives to be treated as non adulterated and approved for human consumption or use. In short we want the cdphe to retract to their original position and treat hemp the same as corn and carrots
2. Pass bill with the support of the entire Colorado Industrial Hemp industry behind it.
3. Raise $80,000 to pay for the four lobbyists who will be working to pass this bill successfully. Consider any contributions a business investment because if this bill does not pass we will no longer have access to the use of parts of our plants, loss of enormous amounts of potential Revenue as well as massive loss in job creation.
4. Multi-state action. other states can adopt or use similar language to alter their Food and Drugs Act in their state regarding Industrial Hemp food products and naturally occurring cannabinoids in hemp products to be protected against Federal intervention, limitations and prevention of usage other than through pharmaceutical access.
Please note that this Colorado Hemp Foods bill is only addressing cdphe and existing statue and not necessarily CDA or additions to our Industrial Hemp program as it stands currently with the exception of any livestock feed or animal foods which may fall under CDA jurisdiction
NEW Hemp foods product definition: “INDUSTRIAL HEMP PRODUCT” MEANS ANY PRODUCT, COMMODITY, COSMETIC, FOOD, OR FOOD ADDITIVE FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL USE OR CONSUMPTION CONTAINING ANY PARTS OF THE HEMP PLANTS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NATURALLY OCCURRING CANNABINOIDS COMPOUNDS AND OR DERIVATIVES FROM INDUSTRIAL HEMP SO LONG AS THE INDUSTRIAL HEMP PRODUCT CONTAINS A DELTA-9 TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL CONCENTRATION OF NO MORE THAN THREE-TENTHS OF ONE PERCENT.
HOW TO CONTRIBUTE: *Please note that GHC is no longer working with Hoban Law on this bill. On or after Nov 30th, 2016 all contributions received will be returned by Hoban Law. GHC will continue to purse this bill as originally intended and all promised or incoming contributions will be paid to GHC lobbyist Collin Kennedy. Please stayed tuned for more information coming.
For any questions or concerns, please call or text 720.401.5609 anytime.
See video from the first ER Hemp Meeting 7.20.16