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.
Notice regarding production and/or use of chemically modified or converted industrial hemp cannabinoids.
6 CCR 1010-21, adopted by the Board of Health on February 17, 2021; effective, April 14, 2021.
Registration process changes for new applicants: effective September 1, 2021
On September 1, 2021 the process for submitting and processing a manufactured food, storage facility, or industrial hemp facility application will change.
- All applications require a non-refundable $100.00 application fee, payable by check or money order. We cannot accept cash.
- Please send the application fee only when submitting an application.
- Applications will be processed by the department. Then we will provide you with an invoice for the remaining registration fee, payable by check or money order. We cannot accept cash.
- Once you pay the remaining registration fee, we will issue your registration for a new facility.
The registration fees are:
- Facilities with Gross Annual Sales above $150,000 or any industrial hemp facility - $300.
- Facilities with Gross Annual Sales below $150,000 - $60.
- Brewery, winery, spirit distillery, and grain storage - only a $100 non-refundable application fee.
- Non-profit organizations must provide proof of tax status and have no application or registration fees.
Manufacturers, warehouses, re-packers, shellfish dealers, salvage operations, grain storage facilities and industrial hemp operations must be registered.
Food manufacturing and storage includes:
- Selling your food to retailers
- Shellfish dealers
- Salvage operations
- Grain storage facilities
- Industrial hemp
When to submit a new application
Registration is specific to the owner and location. It is not transferable or prorated. If you started a new business, there is a change of owner or if the physical address of the facility changes, please submit a new application and fee. CDPHE does not register operations that are producing marijuana infused products. You need to contact the Department of Revenue, Marijuana Enforcement Division.
How to update your contact information
If the physical address of the facility and the owner did not change and you need to update your contact information (mailing address, email, phone number, trade name), please fill out Contact Information Change form.
All Manufactured Food registration renewals, including industrial hemp, were mailed on June 10, 2021.
- 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.
Information about certification of marijuana testing facilities. Questions? Please contact
Industrial Hemp approved source list. List of approved sources for industrial hemp operators. A listing of all registered manufactured food businesses that are active. List is updated every two weeks.
This modified pesticide testing list implementation date is now January 1, 2022 due to significant sourcing delays of required testing equipment. The full pesticide testing list will be implemented on April 1, 2022.
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.