In Colorado, hemp has gone through an evolution similar to that of recreational cannabis, with new growing methods, extraction processes and product applications constantly evolving the craft.

Hemp's federal legalization has provided a small spark to the country's agricultural community, with farmers from Washington to Florida now joining in the second round of marijuana's green rush.

Colorado farmers already had a leg up on most of the country, though, because this state legalized hemp farming in 2014.

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Thomas Mitchell ~ Westword.com

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