Tag Archives: hemp

Going green in Dove Creek: Dolores County gives the go-ahead to plans for hemp-processing

The sunflower-processing facility in Dove Creek’s industrial park sits empty, a painful reminder to local farmers of unfulfilled promises of good times to come. After two years of operation, its owners could not overcome the negative economics of selling sunflower … Continue reading

Published in November 2016 Tagged

For hemp advocates, green could mean gold

Hemp won’t get you high – but some people think it could make you rich. Colorado gained national attention in November 2012 when voters passed Amendment 64 that legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. But while the national spotlight shone brightly … Continue reading

Published in April 2014 Tagged , ,

It’s legal, now what?

Reefer gladness: Marijuana supporters are a mile high after the passage of Amendment 64, but some leaders and law officials are concerned about its ramifications This is the first article in a two-part series examining the impact of the recent … Continue reading

Published in December 2012 Tagged ,

Field of dreams?

Amendment 64 may open the door to the cultivation of industrial hemp This is the second in a two-part series. The first article, in the December 2012 issue, examined the impacts of the passage of Colorado’s Amendment 64 regarding the … Continue reading

Published in January 2013 Tagged ,

Amendment 64, will reason or blind conservatism prevail?

By Travis Kelly Up for our vote in November here in Colorado, Amendment 64 would do two immensely sane and beneficial things: 1. Re-legalize marijuana and regulate it just like alcohol. 2. Make the growing of industrial hemp crops legal … Continue reading

Published in Election Tagged