Former CU Regent Bob Sievers studying uses

Former CU Regent Bob Sievers studying medicinal uses for hemp

Where alfalfa once grew on a plot in unincorporated Boulder County, fledgling hemp plants are pushing skyward.

On a recent weekday, Bob Sievers settled under a white canopy to shield himself from sunlight and watched as workers dug holes by hand to fill long rows with hemp plants. The 83-year-old is a part-time University of Colorado professor, former CU regent and researcher. The university once described him as “the former CU regent who catalyzed the movement of the university’s medical campus to the former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, … a leading force in transforming the CU-Boulder campus into a hub of environmental research and scholarship, (and) an indefatigable crusader in the effort to eliminate measles worldwide with dry, inhalable vaccines. ”

He’s also, today, a registered industrial hemp farmer and is analyzing its potential medical benefits as a side project. His industrial registration allows him to farm hemp for study.

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Released at Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:04:56 +0000

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