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Colorado Rural Urban Agricultural Hemp Manufacturing Initiative

 Colorado Rural Urban Agricultural Hemp Manufacturing Initiative

 

 I am pleased to announce my plan and statewide initiative that will bring good paying agricultural and manufacturing jobs back to rural and urban Colorado. As I travel around the State from Greely to Pueblo, and to other less populated cities in Colorado, the one question that keeps popping up; how do I propose to bring back jobs to rural Colorado?

I have an answer and plan for our State called CRUAHMI [Pronounced “Crew –Ah – Mi”], Colorado Rural Urban Agricultural Hemp Manufacturing Initiative. My plan will not only help the environment, but will to help usher in a new cash crop for the manufacturing and agriculture industry. Colorado has a chance to create a global hemp industry right here in our beloved State.

Since the legalization of marijuana, it is now time to let our farmers and entrepreneurs partner on an agricultural and manufacturing initiative that will produce products from hemp. Industrial hemp breaths in 4x the carbon dioxide (CO2) of trees during its 12-14 week growing cycle. Trees take 20 years to mature vs 4 months for Industrial Hemp. Forests are being cut down 3x faster than they can grow. Colorado can become a leader in the Hemp industry through growth and exports of goods around the globe. My plan will help farmers to obtain financing through private and public partnerships in designated rural areas around Colorado.

The plan also includes farmers and entrepreneurial manufacturers to partner up. The farmers will supply the hemp, and the manufacturers will produce; clothing, shoes, paper, and other hemp made items through the farmer/manufacture partnership. In order for manufacturers to get tax and abatement incentives from the state, including help of financing through public and private partnerships, the manufacturing facilities of Hemp made products must be located in designated rural counties and urban cities hit hard by job loss opportunities. This initiative will help hard working families to have more job opportunities in counties where the opportunities are less. It will also help to spark an entrepreneurial revolution here in our State, which will rival the technology industry.

 

 


Underwood for Governor
1550 Larimer Street #779
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone (720) 722 - 9404
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