Hemp symposium tonight in Loveland to cover growing it, selling it and what to expect

Thanks to Amendment 64, industrial hemp is on its way to becoming a legitimate crop in Colorado.

Tonight in Loveland, hemp industry bigwigs will gather to discuss how hemp is grown and processed, the market for the crop and what farmers interested in growing it can expect. (For instance, hemp does require water to grow, despite Internet legends.)

The event is open to the public and costs $15 to attend. We caught up with two of the speakers to talk about the need for such a forum and hemp's future in Colorado.

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