In its fourth harvest, Colorado industrial hemp industry still faces growing pains - Cannabis News

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This year, farms around the state are expected to harvest up to 9,000 acres of hemp, compared with just 200 acres in 2014.

The first hint that Damian Farris isn’t your typical farmer is the nickname of his mud-splattered white pickup truck: “Smoked Tofu.”

Four years ago he was a hippie with no farming experience and a passion for weed.

Now he’s the co-founder of Colorado Cultivars, the self-proclaimed country’s largest hemp farm, just east of Eaton. The marijuana dispensary owner turned industrial hemp grower navigates the farm’s sprawling fields like an old pro.

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