Commissioner candidate grows hemp as experiment

Commissioner candidate grows hemp as experiment

‘I’m a doer more than a talker and did not want to advocate growing hemp without learning how to do it myself’
Jim Candelaria, a Republican candidate for Montezuma County commissioner, obtained a state permit to grow a crop of hemp. As part of his campaign, he is advocating growing hemp to help the local economy.
Hobby gardener Jan Candelaria explains her experience growing hemp in a greenhouse for the first time. “They grow well and are resilient,” she said.
Flowers of hemp plants are collected and dried then sent to bioextraction companies that extract the CBD used for medicines.
A fungus hit a few of the greenhouse hemp plants and are being treated with an organic fungicide.

Commissioner candidate grows hemp as experiment

Jim Candelaria, a Republican candidate for Montezuma County commissioner, obtained a state permit to grow a crop of hemp. As part of his campaign, he is advocating growing hemp to help the local economy.
Hobby gardener Jan Candelaria explains her experience growing hemp in a greenhouse for the first time. “They grow well and are resilient,” she said.
Flowers of hemp plants are collected and dried then sent to bioextraction companies that extract the CBD used for medicines.
A fungus hit a few of the greenhouse hemp plants and are being treated with an organic fungicide.
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