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SF 2070

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/10/2019 09:14am

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 definition of hemp; authorizing expedited
rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 18K.02, subdivision 3;
18K.06.

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 deleted text beginthe plantdeleted text end new text beginany plant species of the
genus
new text endCannabis deleted text beginsativa L.deleted text end and any deleted text beginpartdeleted text end new text beginparts new text endof 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.06, is amended to read:


18K.06 RULEMAKING.

(a) The commissioner shall adopt rules governing the production, testing, and licensing
of industrial hemp.

(b) Rules adopted under paragraph (a) must include, but not be limited to, provisions
governing:

(1) the supervision and inspection of industrial hemp during its growth and harvest;

(2) the testing of industrial hemp to determine delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol levels;

(3) the use of background check results required under section 18K.04 to approve or
deny a license application; and

(4) any other provision or procedure necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

(c) Rules issued under this section must be consistent with federal law regarding the
production, distribution, and sale of industrial hemp.

new text begin (d) The commissioner may use the expedited rulemaking process in section 14.389 to
adopt rules authorized under this section.
new text end