Cannabis’s less controversial cousin is currently being grown in Colorado, but not at the scale it should be because we don’t have the processing infrastructure in place. This may be the largest economic opportunity on the table in the state that no one is talking about.
Imagine the creation of a local economy that can self-sustain with regard to the production of textiles, fuel, building materials, food, medicine and much, much more. Allowing Denver to become the progressive epicenter for the hemp industry—as we have for medical- and recreational-use cannabis—will create hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue generation and the creation of tens of thousands of local jobs.
This industry is poised to become one of the largest in the world and it behooves us to do whatever we can to embrace its progress.