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SF 1204

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/14/2019 03:08pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; modifying definitions of industrial hemp and marijuana;
modifying provision related to possession of industrial hemp; requiring the
commissioner of agriculture to apply for primary regulatory authority over the
production of industrial hemp in this state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
sections 18K.02, subdivision 3; 18K.03; 152.01, subdivision 9.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 18K.02, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Industrial hemp.

"Industrial hemp" means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and
any part of the plant, whether growing or not, new text beginincluding the plant's seeds, and all the plant's
derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether
growing or not,
new text endwith a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3
percent on a dry weight basis. Industrial hemp is not marijuana as defined in section 152.01,
subdivision 9
.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 18K.03, is amended to read:


18K.03 AGRICULTURAL CROP; POSSESSION AUTHORIZED.

Industrial hemp is an agricultural crop in this state. A person may possess, transport,
process, sell, or buy industrial hemp that is grown pursuant to this chapternew text begin or lawfully grown
in another state
new text end.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 152.01, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Marijuana.

"Marijuana" means all parts of the plant of any species of the genus
Cannabis, including all agronomical varieties, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof;
the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt,
derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin, but shall not include the
mature stalks of such plant, fiber from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such
plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such
mature stalks, except the resin extracted therefrom, fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed
of such plant which is incapable of germination.new text begin Marijuana does not include industrial hemp
as defined in section 18K.02, subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginAPPLICATION REQUIRED.
new text end

new text begin No later than August 1, 2019, the commissioner of agriculture must submit a plan to the
secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture and request primary regulatory
authority over the production of industrial hemp in this state, as provided under section
10113 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end