March 22, 2018 – Yesterday, it was announced that the Board of Trustees in Palisade Palisade formally added language to their land use code to allow farmers to grow and process industrial hemp. Here are highlights from The Daily Sentinel:

“Trustees during their March 13 meeting also agreed to do away with suggestions such as requiring growers to obtain an additional business license with the town, regulating grows by requiring harvest data, allowing grows without a conditional-use permit in agriculturally zoned land and allowing male hemp plants if grown indoors…

About 30 people in Mesa County are registered to grow hemp locally, according to state records.

New wording in the code also includes extraction of oils from other kinds of plants, including sunflowers, lavender and sage.”

Read the full story here.