Amendment X - Hemp Definition

October 15, 2018


Amendment X is potentially one of our "on the fence" topics. Removing the language and definition of "industrial hemp" from our Colorado Constitution.


Colorado NORML as a consumers rights organization has taken a neutral stance on Amendment X. There are organizations such as Hemp Industry Association who supports this amendment.
1. Vote NO on Amendment X
(A) - All language stays the same and Colorado has their own definition to Industrial Hemp without Federal say so.
2. Vote YES on Amendment X

(A) - language for industrial hemp is removed from the "Colorado Constitution" and Colorado will now be subject to follow Federal guidelines of Industrial Hemp.

What will that language look like?
Nobody is sure! The Federal Government could increase the THC levels to 1% which would be in the favor of all States who grow industrial hemp and keep Colorado's hemp market thriving.
As Congress continues to negotiate details of the 2018 Farm Bill, some proponents are pushing for the federal bill to include language that not only legalizes hemp nationwide, but also raises the THC maximum to 1 percent.

Constitutional changes

See also: Article XVIII, Colorado Constitution

The measure would amend section 16 of Article XVIII of the state constitution. The following underlined text would be added, and struck-through text would be deleted:[2]

Section 16. Personal use and regulation of marijuana. (2) Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, (d) "Industrial hemp" means the plant of the genus cannabis and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed three-tenths percent on a dry weight basishas the same meaning as it is defined in federal law or as the term is defined in Colorado statute. [7]


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