Cannabis cultivation is moving from darkened basements into well-lit growhouses and even farm fields. As more states legalize the growth of marijuana or hemp, growers are turning to traditional farmers for help in turning cannabis into the next big American commodity.

The Governor’s Forum on Agriculture in Denver is your typical farm conference. Every year, farmers in denim and bolo ties mingle with ag professionals. The governor himself swings by for a keynote speech.

But this year, there was a new addition. There's a panel called "Cannabis: An Emerging Crop of Colorado."

In years past, marijuana growers haven’t been invited to the event. Now, Duane Sinning, the state regulator in charge of industrial hemp is introducing three cannabis company executives.

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Luke Runyon ~ Harvest Public Media via NetNebraska.org ~

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