The great state of Colorado is one of the top hemp producers in the nation and growing.

The cultivation of hemp goes back 10,000 years! It was of our nation's  "founding" products key in the manufacture of lines and sails in early American shipbuilding. After falling out of favor for decades, hemp is back and in a big way.

Colorado now grows almost 40% of all the hemp produced in the U.S. That's more than twice of any other state. The fibers and stalks are used in everything from clothing to construction materials, paper, biofuel, plastic composites, and much more

Hemp production has nearly doubled in 2017 from nearly 10,000 acres to over 20,000 acres nationwide. Colorado’s hemp production now occupies nearly 9,000 acres of farmland. It's cool to see hemp making the comeback and even more cool that Colorado is leading the way! Hemp is indeed hip in Colorado.

Credit: The Cannabist