So, Amendment X Passed. What Does It Mean For Hemp, And What Happens Next?

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Photo: Harvesting Hemp In Springfield, Colorado
Harvesting hemp in Springfield, Colorado.

Last week, Colorado voters agreed to remove the definition of industrial hemp from the state constitution in passing Amendment X.

But what does that mean, and what happens next? Colorado Hemp Company president Morris Beegle talked to Colorado Matters about the lay of the land in Colorado's hemp industry and the ballot measure's impact on it.

By removing the definition of hemp from the Colorado constitution, Amendment X makes it easier for the state legislature to modify that definition if hemp is eventually legalized and regulated at the federal level. A major change state lawmakers will likely have to react to in coming years is the amount of THC allowed in hemp.