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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Craft hemp flower and hemp production. Requires a modified retail merchant's certificate for a merchant that sells craft hemp flower. Provides that the information on a modified retail merchant's certificate application submitted under this section is confidential and is not subject to public inspection or copying. Excludes craft hemp flower from the definition of "hemp product". Removes references to smokable hemp. Provides that the state seed commissioner may not adopt or enforce a rule that is more strict than required under federal law or regulation. Repeals a law that requires that a hemp bud or a hemp flower be sold Craft hemp flower and hemp production. Requires a modified retail merchant's certificate for a merchant that sells craft hemp flower. Provides that the information on a modified retail merchant's certificate application submitted under this section is confidential and is not subject to public inspection or copying. Excludes craft hemp flower from the definition of "hemp product". Removes references to smokable hemp. Provides that the state seed commissioner may not adopt or enforce a rule that is more strict than required under federal law or regulation. Repeals a law that requires that a hemp bud or a hemp flower be sold only to a processor licensed in Indiana. Exempts a person who knowingly or intentionally grows or handles craft hemp flower without a license from the penalty of growing or handling hemp without a license. Provides that a food is not considered adulterated for containing low THC hemp extract or craft hemp flower. Creates contaminant testing and packaging requirements for the distribution and sale of craft hemp flower. Makes it a Class C infraction if a person knowingly: (1) sells or distributes craft hemp flower to a person less than 21 years of age; and (2) purchases craft hemp flower for delivery to another person who is less than 21 years of age. Provides that a retail establishment that sells or distributes craft hemp flower to a person less than 21 years of age commits a Class C infraction. Makes it a Class C infraction if a person less than 21 years of age: (1) purchases craft hemp flower; (2) accepts craft hemp flower for personal use; or (3) possesses craft hemp flower on his or her person. Defines "craft hemp flower". Provides that craft hemp flower is not included in the definition of "controlled substance analog", "hashish", "low THC hemp extract", or "marijuana". Repeals the definition of "smokable hemp" and criminal penalties concerning smokable hemp. Makes conforming changes. Makes technical corrections. ... View more