America’s first hemp harvest in 50 years complete


Last week, we told you about the beginning of America’s first hemp harvest in more than fifty years, which started in late September in southeastern Colorado. This past weekend, that harvest continued with 45 volunteers from six different states, who converged on grower Ryan Loflin’s 55-acre hemp plot to finish hand-harvesting his historic plants.
“We had a great group of people,” Loflin says.
Now, he’ll begin the hard work of separating the different parts of the plant and processing them. Denver Westword’s Melanie Asmar has the full story.