A person must possess a wild ginseng dealer's license to purchase wild ginseng from a harvester (digger); sell wild ginseng to an unlicensed dealer or to a processor, broker, wholesaler, or retailer; or carry, ship, or export wild ginseng out of the state.
A wild ginseng dealer's license may be issued annually and only to residents of Minnesota.
Licensed wild ginseng dealers must keep complete, accurate, and up-to-date business records on forms provided by the commissioner. Each purchase or sale of any ginseng grown in Minnesota, whether wild or artificially propagated, must be recorded in the record book within 48 hours. Record books must be open to inspection by the commissioner during all reasonable hours. Records must contain the following information for each transaction:
names of all persons from whom wild ginseng was purchased or to whom ginseng was sold;
date of each transaction;
quantity by weight of all ginseng purchased and all ginseng sold; and
whether the ginseng purchased or sold is artificially propagated or wild, and the quantity by weight of each.
On or before March 15 of each year, licensed wild ginseng dealers must submit, on a form provided by the commissioner, a report of their transactions in ginseng during the preceding license year. This report must consist of a summary of the records kept as provided by this part and must be in the format specified on the form.
This part does not apply to persons possessing, for personal use only, not more than ten ounces of dried wild ginseng, except that such wild ginseng may not be sold.
MS s 84.093
18 SR 83
June 11, 2008