Research dedicated to proving the true value of hemp.

Hemp research is rekindling product manufacturing and creating modern-day innovation. By partnering with programs and research focused on hemp, we are supporting the most important steps of this plant's success in our country.


The IHRF maintains Master Research & Development Agreements (MRDAs) and related contractual agreements with the following institutions:

  • University of Colorado-Denver

  • University of Colorado-Boulder

  • University of Colorado Medical School

  • University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins

  • Colorado State University-Pueblo

  • University of Kansas-Lawrence, KS

  • Lincoln Memorial University-Harrogate, TN


The IHRF is actively seeking quality, strategically-focused hemp businesses interested in providing tax-deductible investments in the following research projects:

  • Phytoremediation utilizing hemp

  • Pest Management for industrial hemp

  • Hemp in animal feeds (caninies)

  • CBD product stability

  • Genetic analysis of Y-chromosome in Cannabis

  • Chemical decortications of hemp fiber

  • Cultivating a Culture of Health and Safety in Colorado's Hemp Sector

  • Hemp biofuels research

  • Stabilization of base pavement and other road materials using hemp

  • How CBD modulates memory and learning in humans + memory disorders

  • Adaptive web tension control in hemp based papers

Visit our events page to see how to get involved in Hemp.

How You can help

- Donate to support new research and education to develop this emerging industry.

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- Contact us to learn more about the unique opportunities available.

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