Josh and Miranda Gutierrez opened their CBD business in early 2017, becoming the first store to sell commercially produced CBD products in Greeley. In 2018, their business, Gold Care, 2015 9th St. in Greeley, started manufacturing hemp CBD products.
Josh got into the business after discovering that CBD helped take away his frequent migraines. But the expense of purchasing the product from a dispensary made him evaluate what other options were available in Colorado.
The state legalized industrial hemp production in 2014 when it legalized recreational marijuana. The hemp plant is marijuana’s non-psychoactive cannabis relative.
With a hemp foods bill signed in May 2018 by Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado became one of the few states recognizing hemp as a food, food additive or herb for human use or consumption.