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Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp is defined as a plant of the genus Cannabis and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, containing a THC concentration of no more than (0.3%) on a dry weight basis.

The Aurora City Council approved an ordinance for the manufacturing of industrial hemp. Applications for manufacturing hemp are being accepted at this time. The city has a moratorium on the cultivation of hemp in effect until Sept. 21, 2020. View the hemp cultivation moratorium ordinance. During this time staff will monitor the Colorado Department of Agriculture's progress in creating a hemp management plan regulating hemp cultivation. 

Contact the Aurora Marijuana Enforcement Division at or 303.739.7833 for details regarding the cultivation or manufacturing of hemp in Aurora.

Resources on Hemp

Information from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration on hemp
Information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on hemp
The Colorado Department of Agriculture regulates only the cultivation of industrial hemp.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regulates hemp as either a food ingredient or as a nutritional supplement. 

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