The State Health Department’s Hemp Program regulates and inspects all hemp manufacturing operations in Colorado. While farms are licensed and regulated by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, once the crop leaves the farm it is this department’s responsibility to oversee the manufacturing, packaging, testing and distribution of all hemp products. This includes extraction, any additional processing, and the relabeling of all industrial hemp containing food, supplement, and cosmetic products.
- Affidavit of Residency (required only if you're a sole proprietor or individual owner).
- FDA Food Facility Biennial Registration Renewal.
- Commissary Agreement (only required if you're working out of a shared kitchen or commissary).
- Include your extraction methods and all chemicals used.
- Include all locally required permitting and approval documentation, including fire inspection approval.
- Indicate the source(s) for your hemp or CBD (crude, isolate, etc.).
Please fill out the online sign up form to be added to the industrial hemp stakeholder list.
This pesticide testing list will be implemented August 1, 2021 and will be the required pesticide testing until October 1, 2021, when the full pesticide list will be implemented.
Hemp products that are in compliance and manufactured by CDPHE-registered facilities can now be sold at retail marijuana facilities. For more information, please see the 2020 Department of Revenue compliance tip "Industrial Hemp Product," dated May 20, 2020.
For all questions and information about industrial hemp farming and testing of hemp crops, please visit Colorado Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Program web page.