House Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Industrial hemp. Authorizes the Indiana state department of agriculture (department) to establish an agricultural pilot program to study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp and industrial hemp products. Provides that the agricultural pilot programs administered by the department and the state seed commissioner are separate programs. Defines "industrial hemp product". Establishes the industrial hemp commodities review board to provide recommendations to the department. Provides that a person who complies with the requirements of the state industrial hemp law is not subject to any civil action or criminal proceeding for engaging in an activity allowed under the state industrial Industrial hemp. Authorizes the Indiana state department of agriculture (department) to establish an agricultural pilot program to study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp and industrial hemp products. Provides that the agricultural pilot programs administered by the department and the state seed commissioner are separate programs. Defines "industrial hemp product". Establishes the industrial hemp commodities review board to provide recommendations to the department. Provides that a person who complies with the requirements of the state industrial hemp law is not subject to any civil action or criminal proceeding for engaging in an activity allowed under the state industrial hemp law. Requires the department to adopt rules to implement the agricultural pilot program. Requires the department to issue a license after December 31, 2018 to qualified applicants. Amends the definition of "industrial hemp" by: (1) specifying that plant resins are included in the definition; (2) removing a reference to the percent on a dry weight basis determined by the federal Controlled Substances Act; and (3) removing the exclusion of industrial hemp commodities or products. Specifies that the agricultural pilot program administered by the state seed commissioner is for research and scientific study in conjunction with a state educational institution. Repeals provisions relating to cannabidiol registration. Specifies that the definitions of: (1) "controlled substance"; (2) "controlled substance analog"; (3) "hashish"; (4) "hash oil"; and (5) "marijuana"; do not include industrial hemp or an industrial hemp product. Makes conforming changes. ... View more