The Colorado Hemp Advancement & Management Plan—or CHAMP—could function as a model for other states aiming to tackle the challenges and opportunities of a burgeoning industry whose skyrocketing growth and evolution has far outpaced regulations.

Garrett Graff is managing attorney with Hoban Law Group in Denver and a stakeholder in the cultivation working group.

“Ultimately, the goal of the CHAMP initiative is to reconcile Colorado’s existing hemp program that’s been in existence since the 2014 Farm Bill to comport with the forthcoming USDA regulations,” Graff said in an interview.

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