Series: Hope For Hemp


In this three-day series, The Daily Sentinel is examining the emergence of hemp as a potential cash crop in western Colorado, the technical and legal challenges associated with growing and selling it and the medical benefits some say it offers.

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All stories by Erin McIntyre
Email Erin McIntyre at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Photos by Chris Tomlinson and Gretel Daugherty
Graphic by Robert McLean


‘WE HAD TO TRY SOMETHING’

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The feds consider it a dangerous drug. But the parents of a young Fruita boy with a rare, degenerative disorder say hemp extract has extended — and improved — their child’s life, after the side effects of medications threatened it.

READ PART 1

HEMP ON THE CUSP

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Budding entrepreneurs are planting the seeds of an industry in western Colorado, but the path forward is rife with pitfalls. A look at the challenges facing those starting in the hemp industry.

READ PART 2

ROOM TO GROW

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Opportunities abound for the entrepreneurs in the Western Colorado hemp community who are hoping to create a cooperative and look for new projects on the horizon.

READ PART 3

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