Industrial Hemp

Agriculture is an approved beneficial use under Colorado Water Law. Grass hay and alfalfa are two of several predominant crops—both “dry land” and “irrigated”—in the immediate vicinity of WSRC’s water infrastructure. Irrigated crops generally have a higher yield and result in higher land values. WSRC has the current and future capacity to irrigate extremely large tracts of land.

Passage of Colorado Amendment 64 in 2012, made industrial hemp legal to cultivate in Colorado, providing the opportunity to grow higher-value crops than hay and alfalfa under the authority and oversight of the Colorado Dept of Agriculture. Industrial hemp, categorized by having a THC content of less than .03% (as opposed to other cannabis crops in which the psychoactive THC content is greater than .03%) has a wide variety of uses---reportedly up to 15,000 different applications—ranging from textiles and building products, to nutritional supplements and healthcare products. Healthcare and wellness products with the highest efficacy are made from refined cannabidiol (CBD) oil separate from, or in combination with, up to 113 other cannabinoids that may be extracted from industrial hemp. WSRC has been working to help establish a state-of-the-art cultivation, drying, extraction, and post-extraction facility which includes a sophisticated scientific testing laboratory in which to formulate, manufacture, infuse, package, and distribute extremely high-quality CBD products using a broad-spectrum approach to a formulation for enhanced benefit. CBD-infused products currently being produced by WSRC include creams, salves, ointments, tinctures, beverages, organic jams, and other health and wellness products.

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